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The New York Times reports on the winners of this year's Lasker Awards, which are worth $250,000 each and will be presented October 1 by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. The Jackson Laboratory's Douglas Coleman and Rockefeller University's Jeffrey Friedman are sharing the Lasker prize for basic research. Both are being honored for their discovery of the hormone leptin.

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A new Trump executive order about "free inquiry" on college campuses may threaten $35 billion-worth of federal research funding, reports Ars Technica.

As we enter conference season, Nature News asks why graduate students and postdocs are sometimes forced to choose between paying the rent and paying to attend important meetings.

A new analysis says that a 2018 study claiming to show biparental mtDNA inheritance has several flaws.

In PNAS this week: a genome sequence analysis of Crucihimalaya himalaica, multicellularity and fruiting body development in mushroom-forming fungi, and more.