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This Week in Science

In Science this week, a team of researchers at Rockefeller University publish data from an experiment in which RNA interference was used to screen mouse cancer models for genes involved in squamous cell carcinoma. After silencing the genes in vivo, the researchers looked to see which ones promoted the animal's tumors to progress. In addition to several genes already implicated in cancer progression, the scientists identify a number of ones not previously associated with tumor development.

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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.