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Science reports that a draft spending bill would increase the US National Institutes of Health budget by 13 percent.

The president's latest budget request marks the fourth time he has sought to reduce funding to the National Institutes of Health.

The budget for fiscal year 2020 includes increases for each of the NIH's institutes and centers, as well as the FDA and the NSF.

Agreement on Budget

Lawmakers in the US have come to a budget agreement that includes funding boosts for many science agencies.

The bill would provide additional funding to each NIH institute and center, and would follow a 5.4 percent budget increase received in fiscal 2019.

Up in the Air

Nature News reports that Congress needs to move quickly to pass spending bills before the fiscal year ends to fund science agencies.

Congressional lawmakers and Trump Administration officials have reached an agreement on a two-year budget deal.

Ban Is Back

A House Appropriations Committee has voted to keep a ban on genetically modifying human embryos for reproduction, NPR reports.

Not Currently There

A draft bill proposed by a US House of Representatives spending panel does not currently include language barring the editing of a human embryo, ScienceInsider reports.

A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

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Imperial College London researchers are shifting away from testing a COVID-19 vaccine to focus on combating newly emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants, the Independent says.

According to the Associated Press, genetic genealogy has helped law enforcement officials identify an unknown victim of the Green River Killer.

In PNAS this week: target to reduce chemotherapy-induced cardiac injury, tool finds ancient endogenous RNA viruses, and more.

Moderna reports its vaccine is effective against new SARS-CoV-2 strains, though it is also developing a booster, according to the New York Times.