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Companies and charities that give money for research in the UK are warning universities that they won't fill the institutions' funding gap when the government enacts its proposed 25 percent budget cut, says The Guardian's Alok Jha. Wellcome Trust, which spends about £600 million a year on research, tells Jha that they can't function as a substitute for government.

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A new Trump executive order about "free inquiry" on college campuses may threaten $35 billion-worth of federal research funding, reports Ars Technica.

As we enter conference season, Nature News asks why graduate students and postdocs are sometimes forced to choose between paying the rent and paying to attend important meetings.

A new analysis says that a 2018 study claiming to show biparental mtDNA inheritance has several flaws.

In PNAS this week: a genome sequence analysis of Crucihimalaya himalaica, multicellularity and fruiting body development in mushroom-forming fungi, and more.