NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The group of moderate senators who on Friday night agreed to cut the economic recovery package spending down from over $900 billion to $780 billion did not remove any of the proposed $10 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health and some other bioscience and medical research.

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In Science this week: self-assembly of DNA components in solution, and more.

Genetics and Molecular Research retracts two gastric cancer papers for being "substantially equal" to other papers, according to Retraction Watch.

A new analysis indicates that the Ebola virus behind the current West African outbreak is mutating at about the same rate as other Ebola viruses.

With the launch of Scott Kelly into space today, the study of him and his earthbound brother to disentangle the effects of life in space from the effects of genetics kicks off.