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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Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.

The New York Times reports that evidence linking trauma in one generation to epigenetic effects that influence subsequent generations may be overstated.

ScienceInsider reports that US National Institutes of Health researchers were told in the fall they could not obtain new human fetal tissue.

In PNAS this week: skin pigmentation evolution among KhoeSan, biomarkers for dengue virus progression, and more.