This Week in Nature

Researchers at Heinrich-Heine University in Dusseldorf have found a new gene involved in the sex determination pathway in honeybees. The gene feminizer (fem) is the ancestrally conserved progenitor gene from which the complementary sex determiner (csd) gene arose and is located 12 kilobases upstream of csd.

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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.

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