The White House and the National Science Foundation this week announced joining forces on a 10-year plan that aims to enhance flexibility for men and women in research careers. The plan, known as the "NSF Career-Life Balance Initiative," was announced jointly by Tina Tchen from the White House Council on Women and Girls, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's John Holdren, and NSF's Subra Suresh.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.