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A measure to renew the America COMPETES Act — which "set Congress on a path to double the budgets of the National Science Foundation and other federal physical sciences agencies" — was returned to the House of Representatives science committee amid concerns that "that the bill would create too many new programs and authorize far too much federal spending," according to Inside Higher Ed.

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The National Health Service is to offer Novartis's Zolgensma for spinal muscular atrophy later this year, according to the Guardian.

Nature News reports the US National Institutes of Health is investing in studies of the long-term effects of COVID-19.

Taiwan is to launch a pilot program offering genetic testing to cancer patients, the Taipei Times reports.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to protection against tuberculosis, identification of loci associated with increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the aerodigestive tract, and more.