Two online petitions started by Stephen Meltzer, a gastroenterologist and cancer researcher at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, that called on the White House to increase funding to the US National Institutes of Health fell short of their mark, ScienceInsider reports.

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In Science this week: the Human Silencing Hub protein complex, and more.

Heads of various research funding agencies discuss how to encourage scientific breakthroughs, ScienceInsider reports.

The Kansas City Star examines issues surrounding newborn genome sequencing.

Researchers say their Research Resource Identifier citation format is catching on, Nature News reports.