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'Post-Election Panic'

A US House of Representatives budget subcommittee has recommended that the US National Institutes of Health receive no budget increase in 2013. Any other year, this would be bad news but this year, some researchers may be heaving sighs of relief that the news wasn't worse, say Ivan Semeniuk and Helen Thompson at Nature News — at least, so far.

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The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.

The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.

Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.