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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.

The Hill reports that Democrats in the US House of Representatives have proposed adding about $2 billion to the National Institutes of Health budget for 2020.

The Trump Administration's budget proposal for fiscal year 2020 includes a 12 percent cut to National Institutes of Health funding.

The budget calls for $34.4 billion for the NIH in the coming fiscal year, including $492 million in resources made available through the 21st Century Cures Act.

Funds and Sharing

ScienceInsider reports that US President Donald Trump's call for more funding for childhood cancer research may focus on data sharing.

Lasting Mark

Researchers may experience the effects of the government shutdown for a while, the Los Angeles Times reports.

And Science?

Chemical & Engineering News writes that President Donald Trump's State of the Union address mostly disappointed science advocates.

Open for a While

Though the US government is open, ScienceInsider says it'll be a while before everything is back to normal at federal research agencies.

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A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.