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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.

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.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.