This Week in Nature

This week, Nature features its 10 people who "mattered" in 2011, including the US Environmental Protection Agency head Lisa Jackson, astronomer Sara Seager, and Large Hadron Collider engineer Mike Lamont.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.