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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK government plans to add £600 million ($963.1 million) in additional funding over the next three years to the budget of the Research Councils UK (RCUK), the agency which funds the national science councils, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said this wee

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK is considering moving to an open-access system for publication of the results of government-funded science, and a new report out this week proposes that science funders, publishers, and government prepare for a "fundamental shift" in how research is published.

The new budget proposal from UK Prime Minister Cameron's government seeks $161.2 million in new R&D facilities and infrastructure spending.

Source expects the contract to provide it with revenues of at least £500,000 ($775,000) per year.

The firm will be a preferred supplier of synthetic oligonucleotides to Research Councils UK Shared Services Centre Ltd.

The German firm will provide synthetic oligos to the RCUK Shared Services Centre Ltd.

Under the contract, Integrated DNA Technologies will supply the Research Councils UK with synthetic oligonucleotides.

Researchers hope to tease out the signature effects that different carcinogens leave on the genome to determine their contributions to disease, Mosaic reports.

The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.