The numbers of dollars in the stimulus package heading to fund science keep fluctuating, but according to the New York Times, the current Senate version would spend $17.8 billion on science and technology research and development with $10.4 billion of it going to NIH. The House bill has $13.2 billion overall and $3.9 billion for the NIH.

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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.