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While many universities in the US are thrilled about receiving stimulus funds, they are also wary of their potential pitfalls, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education. One downside is that stimulus funds may be just another spike in NIH funding that won't last long-term. Another issue is that spending money on science won't immediately lead to solving the country's unemployment rate, and university presidents worry there may be a backlash.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.