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In Nature this week, investigators at Northwestern University, along with their collaborators in Korea, report mutants of the novel Drosophila gene twenty-four, or tyf, which they say "show weak [circadian] behavioral rhythms." The team goes on to suggest that, as "TYF activates reporter expression when tethered to reporter messenger RNA," it may activate translation of the clock protein Period "in pacemaker neurons to sustain robust rhythms, revealing a new and important ro

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Nature News writes that viral genomic surveillance in the US faces systemic issues.

President Joe Biden is seeking an increase in federal spending, including higher budgets for the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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