NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a speech to the National Academy of Sciences this morning, US President Barack Obama argued his case for increasing funding in basic science, particularly increases in the White House's budget proposal for 2010, and a plan to double the budgets for the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Department of Energy's Office of Science.

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.