SOPA, SOPA, SOPA!

The Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, is getting a lot of buzz. The controversial bill could give companies the right to shut down Web sites accused of infringing copyright, though opponent say the bill amounts to censorship. A list of companies supporting the bill has been released by the US House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee, and it includes pharmaceutical companies and scientific publishers, among others.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.