Ed. Note: President Obama and Congress reached a deal on the budget late Friday night and averted a shutdown of the government. They are still, however, working out details of the plan, which will cut around $38 billion from the federal budget.

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NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.