Funding levels in the US are staying at fiscal year 2010 levels for a little longer as Congress approved a continuing resolution while they hammer out the 2011 budget, reports Writedit at Medical Writing, Editing & Grantsmanship. She also points to a press release from the Association of American Medical Colleges that notes that the resolution lasts through the 18th of December. AAMC adds that Rep.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

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In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.