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Horizon 2020 — the European Union's proposed research funding program beginning in 2014 — is expected to bring EU researchers a funding boost, says ScienceInsider's Gretchen Vogel. But those researchers shouldn't count their chickens just yet, says Christopher Hull, secretary general of the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations.

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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.

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