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This Week in Science

With the end of the year nigh, Science takes a look back at how its predictions for 2009 fared. It did OK saying that plant genomics was going to take off — cucumber, sorghum, maize, cassava and oil palm. For next year, Science says to keep an eye on iPS cells, exome sequencing, among other areas.

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The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.

The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.

Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.