This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the Malaysian Palm Oil Board reported the 1.8-gigabase genome sequence and transcriptome data of the African oil palm, identifying oil biosynthesis genes and associated regulators.

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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.