Evidently, the NIH budget crunch is hitting researchers harder than we thought.

An e-mail from Cold Spring Harbor today urges people to donate $25 to the institute's research fund, in exchange for which they'll "surprise your favorite scientist with a hand delivered red carnation."

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Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.

New Scientist reports that 20 percent of human and yeast proteins are uncharacterized.

The University of Zurich's Ruedi Aebersold and his colleagues analyzed a dozen HeLa cell lines to find differences in gene expression, protein levels, and more.

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.