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Doling Out the Dough

In 2010, the National Institutes of Health will receive an additional $692 million, or 2.3 percent, in funding so that its budget will total $31 billion, reports ScienceInsider. Meanwhile, the National Science Foundation will be getting a 6.7 percent increase to bring its budget up to $6.926 billion. ScienceInsider adds that Congressional conferees suggested a 2011 increase for NSF of that is "at least 7 percent." Also, the National Institute of Standards and Technology will be getting $856 million for 2010 and NASA will receive $18.7 billion.

The Scan

Missed Early Cases

A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports.

Limited Journal Editor Diversity

A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist.

How Much of a Threat?

Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned.

PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs

In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.