The federal budget sequestration plan that is set to be enacted at the start of 2013 will have dramatic effects on National Institutes of Health funding, which is likely to see a 7.8 percent gash to its budget, resulting in less research money to the states and fewer lab jobs, according to United for Medical Research, an advocacy organization that works for enhanced federal support for bioscience.

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.