Change of Tack

The Japanese government unveiled a ¥10.3 trillion, or $116 billion, plan to stimulate its economy, and ScienceInsider reports that some of those funds may be going toward manufacturing and innovation as well as efforts to bolster private investments in renewable energy and induced pluripotent stem cell research, among other areas.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.

In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.

MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.