Bye-bye Budget

Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper proposed a new budget yesterday with the aim of staving off the recession. The package, though, will reduce funding for Canadian science and sparked some worries that Canadian scientists will head to the United States. "That’s one of our worries," Claire Morris, president of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, says.

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The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

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In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.