This Week in Science

In Science Signaling this week, researchers in the US and Europe report that coupled activation and degradation of the eEF2K kinase regulates protein synthesis in response to genotoxic stress. When exposed to stress, the researchers found that eEF2K was activated by AMPK-mediated phosphorylation. The activated eEF2K then phosphorylated eEF2.

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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.