According to this wire story, US President George Bush plans to veto a bill today that aimed to loosen restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Apparently, he will also give an executive order to the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees NIH, to promote research into non-ES cells that "hold the potential of regenerating into different types of cells that might be used to battle disease," the article says.

 

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more