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This Week in Science

Science this week has published eight technical comments on the December 2010 paper — authored by the NASA Astrobiology Institute's Felicia Wolfe-Simon and her colleagues — that sparked scientific debate among researchers who called into question its conclusion: that the authors had identified "a bacterium that can grow using arsenic instead of phosphorous." Among the eight published comments is one from the University of British Columbia's

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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.