This Week in Science

In this week's issue of Science, Swiss scientists checked into how the Hox genes might be regulated by epigenetics. They showed that the temporal, colinear activation of these developmentally important genes is "closely associated" with progressive chromatin changes.

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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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