Senior Obama Administration leaders last week told the US Senate that the budget cuts caused by the enactment of the sequestration, if an agreement is not reached to avoid the plan, would cut thousands of research grants and lead to the loss of thousands of jobs.

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In Science this week: caution urged in use of gene drives, and more.

NIH's Sally Rockey examines the tapped and untapped potential of the NIH peer reviewer pool.

PLOS Biology has asked researchers how they envision the future of genetics and genomics.

Representative Lamar Smith brings back a provision to require the National Science Foundation to certify that each study it funds is "in the national interest."