A £4 million donation from an anonymous private US donor will allow scientists to hunt for a surgical cure for age-related macular degeneration using human embryonic stem cells. The London Project to Cure AMD is a collaboration between the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital, and the University of Sheffield.

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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.