Is it time for the US research community to storm the field, crash the court, and pop the bubbly? Is the sequester, which bluntly lopped around 5 percent off of federal science funding this year, really dead?

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In PNAS this week: human cytomegalovirus diversity, patterns of homologous recombination in E. coli, and more.

US lawmakers are considering eliminating the medical devices tax that is part of the Affordable Care Act.

Two research teams in China home in on a gene that gives rice a long, slender shape.

Marcia McNutt, the editor-in-chief of Science, has been nominated to become president of the US National Academy of Sciences.