The European Parliament has approved the Horizon 2020 funding scheme, ScienceInsider reports. Horizon 2020, first proposed in 2011, is the European Union's research and innovation initiative.
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Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.
Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.
Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.
In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.