These days are bleak ones for the US researchers who are funded largely by federal dollars, and the cloud of uncertainty named sequestration threatens to descend that community into a "dark age for science," Huffington Post's Sam Stein writes.

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With the launch of Scott Kelly into space today, the study of him and his earthbound brother to disentangle the effects of life in space from the effects of genetics kicks off.

In Science this week: self-assembly of DNA components in solution, and more.

Genetics and Molecular Research retracts two gastric cancer papers for being "substantially equal" to other papers, according to Retraction Watch.

A new analysis indicates that the Ebola virus behind the current West African outbreak is mutating at about the same rate as other Ebola viruses.