This Week in Nature

In work out of UCSF and Stanford, biologists and mathematicians have teamed up to create a complete three-dimensional branching pattern and lineage of the mouse bronchial tree. The tree is generated by three local modes, each controlled by a "genetically encoded subroutine, a series of local patterning and morphogenesis operations, which are themselves controlled by a more global master routine," the authors write in the abstract.

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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.