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Opening the door to the possibility of a new class of small, non-coding RNA, a team of researchers from the UK reported last month that they have identified in mammalian cells a fully processed and functional microRNA that is produced from the sense strand of DNA.

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.