This Week in Nature

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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Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.