Though the White House's 2011 budget proposal freezes non-military discretionary spending overall, the National Institutes of Health could be seeing a $1 billion increase, which is a 3.2 percent change, as our sister publication GenomeWeb Daily News noted yesterday. The Obama administration is putting a particular focus on autism and cancer research.

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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.