This Week in Nature

Today's Nature offers a host of tasty morsels.

In an editorial, Nature urges funding agencies to support the newly formed International Mouse Knockout Consortium, a group that aims to systematically knock out every single gene in the mouse genome to build a repository of mutant mice.

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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.