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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 suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

In PNAS this week: gut microbes may affect honeybee weight, phenotype and gene expression changes in DiGeorge syndrome, and more.