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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.

US lawmakers hammer out a budget deal for this fiscal year that includes a boost for the National Institutes of Health budget.

US lawmakers call for a fund to deal with public health crises, according to Morning Consult.

Neither Side Pleased

Both Republicans and Democrats are wary of proposed cuts to the NIH budget, the New York Times reports.

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At a meeting this week, researchers and others discussed the regulatory oversight needed for germline genome editing.

The US Food and Drug Administration has asked questions about Myriad Genetics' GeneSight test, according to Bloomberg.

Researchers report that neutrophil extracellular traps appear to binds gallstones together, according to New Scientist.

In Science this week: approach to infer genotype-by-environment interaction from genetic variants associated with phenotypic variability, and more.