Different View of Biofuels | GenomeWeb

The maturation of biofuels is at a "turning point", the New York Times writes.

A Spanish company, Abengoa Bioenergy, is building a large plant in Kansas to produce cellulosic ethanol from corn stalks and wheat straw, but at the same time, the Times notes that "the appetite for such fuels seems to be diminishing."

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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.