Last week, the director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the NIH told Congress that the US government's limits on stem cell research mean that scientists are "missing out on possible breakthroughs." Story Landis, NINDS director, was asked by Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) to tell the Senate what impact President George W.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.