Jonathan Eisen has bestowed his "worst new omics award" to Kristin Branson, Alice Robie, John Bender, Pietro Perona, and Michael Dickinson, the authors of a Nature Methods paper on ethomics. Eisen gives them this honor for "for trying to extend omics to ethogram and behavioral plots."
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The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.
The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.
Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.
In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.