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Inflation-adjusted federal funding going to the National Human Genome Research Institute and the Department of Energy's Human Genome Project is likely to decline 1.5 percent in fiscal 2007 over fiscal 2006, according to projections released by the National Science Foundation.

Beckman Coulter will shutter and relocate its plant in Palo Alto, Calif., by the end of next year as part of an effort to cut costs. The company will relocate the assets from the facility near its Fullerton, Calif. headquarters. 

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.