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More PhD Slots

The University of California, San Diego, is looking into adding 1,000 PhD students, studying a variety of disciplines, to its ranks, reports The San Diego Union-Tribune. The focus, though, would be on graduate students in science, engineering, and medicine.

The chancellor, Pradeep Khosla, says that such a move would bring UCSD closer in line with Berkeley and UCLA in terms of the number of graduate students, and keep UCSD as a highly ranked research school.

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The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.

The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.

Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.