Starting Early

This post has been updated to clarify a comment from Robert Green to the Nature News Blog.

The US National Institutes of Health has made four awards, totaling $25 million over five years, to study whether sequencing the genomes of newborns can uncover more useful medical information than current newborn screens can, according to the agency.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.