Guideline Change

The US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a set of revised guidelines that Ed Silverman at Pharmalot says may make it easier for biotechs and drug makers to receive patents.

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Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.