This Week in PNAS

In the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the UK, the US, and the Netherlands critique a PNAS study, published last year, which had claimed to find links between shifts in immune gene expression — including elevated expression of pro-inflammatory genes — and psychological well being.

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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.