Congress approved a bill Friday that would increase the US National Institutes of Health's funding by $2 billion for fiscal year 2019.
The subcommittee called for $2 billion to be added to the NIH's budget next year, increasing it to $39.1 billion.
A draft bill released by the US House of Representatives appropriations committee would increase the 2019 National Institutes of Health budget by 3 percent.
Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.
While the President's budget proposal would slash the NIH's budget by 27 percent, the White House is seeking additional funding to bring the agency's budget to its 2017 level.
Leaders in the US Senate have come up with a budget agreement to keep the government funded, though it still needs to pass, the New York Times reports.
Lacking funding, the US federal government has shut down, leading science agencies to cease much of their work.
The US federal government, including science agencies, prepare for a possible shutdown if a stopgap spending bill isn't passed by tonight.
A continuing resolution keeps the US government funded, but gives uncertainty to science agencies's budgets, ScienceInsider says.
The Washington Post reports that US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials have been told to avoid certain terms.
Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.
In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.
India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.
A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.