Another Round?

Another federal budget battle may be brewing in the US, Nature News notes, and researchers may again get caught in the middle.

Fiscal year 2014 is quickly approaching — it begins in October — and there is nary a budget in sight. That means, Nature News says, there will likely be a continuing resolution that keeps the government funded through December. And December is when there will also likely be a showdown over the debt ceiling.

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Even when given the option, not too many authors choose double-blinded peer-review for their manuscripts, ScienceInsider reports.

In PNAS this week: transcriptional read-through in stressed cells, genome stability role for the epigenetic regulator CTCF, and more.

The Save the Redwoods League is teaming with researchers to sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.