And Signed

US President Barack Obama signed Friday a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will keep the federal government funded through September, the Associated Press reports.

"Across the board, our government is going to be operating without, hopefully, too many glitches over the next year," Obama said at the bill signing.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.

MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.

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