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The editorial board of the New York Times laments proposed cuts to science spending in the US.

HHS Secretary Tom Price says the NIH budget contains unneeded expenses that can be trimmed, Stat News reports.

Harold Varmus, a former NIH director, says that proposed reductions to the agency's budget are worrisome.

The new Coalition to Save NIH Funding aims to educate lawmakers and the public on the significance of biomedical research.

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ScienceInsider reports that the Trump Administration budget blueprint may also include cuts to indirect costs.

President Donald Trump's budget blueprint includes a nearly 20 percent cut for the National Institutes of Health.

A floated budget plan could see non-military discretionary spending in the US — which includes science agency funding — fall, the New York Times reports.

NIH Boost Sought

Senate subcommittee approves $2 billion increase in NIH funding for 2017.

The VP lauded the work of the assembled researchers, offered suggestions for ways forward, and asked for their help in determining how to change the system for the better.

Democratic Senators push for some mandatory biomedical research funding in the US, Stat News reports.

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Three genetic testing companies form a coalition to influence how Congress considers genetic privacy, The Hill reports.

University of California, San Diego researchers investigate how skin care products influence the skin microbiome, Scientific American reports.

The Wall Street Journal examines billing codes used by uBiome.

In PNAS this week: links between lung adenocarcinoma and lncRNA, algorithm to impute and cluster Hi-C interaction profiles from single cells, and more.