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The subcommittee called for $2 billion to be added to the NIH's budget next year, increasing it to $39.1 billion.

NIH Boost Proposed

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.

Toward a Budget

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.

Shutdown in the US

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.

Little Bit Longer Now

A continuing resolution keeps the US government funded, but gives uncertainty to science agencies's budgets, ScienceInsider says.

Don't Say It

The Washington Post reports that US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials have been told to avoid certain terms.

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

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.