In Support

Francis Collins appeared before Congress yesterday to advocate for the proposed fiscal year 2011 budget for the National Institutes of Health, notes Writedit at Medical Writing, Editing & Grantsmanship. The 2011 budget proposed by President Barack Obama includes $32 billion for NIH and Collins says that those funds would help researchers conduct biomedical research. "Science is not a 100-yard dash.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.