NEW YORK, Feb. 5 -- The National Science Foundation is seeking a $5.48 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2004, an increase of $453 million or 8.5 percent over funds requested for FY '03.

 

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The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.