New embryonic stem cell lines have been approved for use in federally-funded research in the US. Of these 13 new lines, 11 were made by Harvard Stem Cell Institute's George Daley and the other two by Rockefeller University's Ali Brivanlou. Both researchers used private funds for that work.

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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.