This Week in Science

In this week's Science, Brown University's John Sedivy and colleagues present an overview of retrotransposons, mobile DNA elements involved genetic instability and evolution, highlighting their ubiquity in the human genome and how aging and disease may contribute to their activation in somatic tissue.

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

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

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

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