This article has been updated to state that the dollar amount of NIH's infrastructure investment is on a per year basis rather than the total investment for the entire program as previously reported.

As part of its efforts to strengthen biomedical research in the US, the National Institutes of Health is revisiting the informatics infrastructure it has in place for managing and sharing large biomedical datasets and has proposed a number of initiatives that are expected to be in place by 2015.

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In PNAS this week: Akt3 amplification in glioma progression, Tibetan Plateau frog genome, and more.

The US Supreme Court has declined to review a decision involving the use of "inadvertently shed" DNA in a police investigation and subsequent conviction.

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National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins appears before a House subcommittee to discuss his agency's budget request.