To the Brink

More than two dozen research facilities in Australia may have to shut down at the end of June when their funding runs out, the Guardian reports. The $150 million needed to fund those 27 research infrastructure facilities is being held up in the Senate along with changes the Abbott administration wants to make to education, the paper adds.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.