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Canadian Postdocs Protesting Proposed Tax

Nature reports that the Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars is protesting a proposal in the nation's 2010 budget that would tax their salaries, saying that "the taxation would create an unfair disparity between postdocs and graduate students, because graduate students' compensation is not taxed." According to Nature, CAPS is seeking to meet with officials before the budget vote this spring. The proposed budget would also include C$45 million to fund 120 new postdoc fellowships over five years; each would pay C$70,000 annually, Nature reports.

The Scan

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.

Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas

Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics.

Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population

With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations.

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.