federal budget

The New York Times writes that US lawmakers have rejected President Trump's proposal to cut NIH funding.

With Strings

Lawmakers approve a flat budget for the US National Science Foundation, but suggest how to spend it, ScienceInsider reports.

A House bill would increase the US National Institutes of Health budget by 3 percent, but prohibit it from funding research that uses fetal tissue.

Why a Cut?

An opinion piece appearing at Stat News wonders why a budget cut is being sought for the National Institutes of Health.

Even with proposed cuts unlikely to materialize, the Atlantic's Ed Yong writes that the specter of them is still felt.

Cuts Proposed

The Trump administration budget proposal includes a $6 billion cut to the National Institutes of Health budget.

At the Atlantic, Ed Yong reports that the Trump Administration is considering capping NIH's indirect cost payments at 10 percent.

Not So Much For It

In a hearing, US lawmakers noted their dissatisfaction with proposed NIH budget cuts, according to ScienceInsider.

NIH Director Francis Collins tells Yahoo! News that Congress' decision to give the agency additional funding was "reassuring."

Just Talk?

Bloomberg Gadfly's Max Nisen says to not take threats by the Trump Administration to cut NIH funding at face value.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Kite Pharmaceuticals' CAR T-cell therapy for large B-cell lymphomas, the New York Times reports.

Kaiser Health News reports that gene therapies could cost more than a million dollars.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have received a grant to combine biology and computer science for high school students.

In Nature this week: variants associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder, review of key CRISPR enzymes, and more.