This Week in Nature

Stanford University researchers published the first large-scale study that searched for defective proteins in MS lesions in the brain. In work published online, they found that tissue factor and protein C inhibitor could be inhibited to improve MS conditions and would therefore be good drug targets.

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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.