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This Week in Science

In Science this week, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine reported on the identification of a complete set of proteins required for mutagenic DNA repair in Escherichia coli, an insight that may lead to new drug targets against pathogens. Using a comprehensive screen, the team identified a network of around 93 genes that function in mutation, many of which operate upstream of activation of stress responses, suggesting that they sense stress.

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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.