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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A bill in the US House of Representatives that includes funding for the National Institutes of Health has stirred concerns among some of NIH's advocates because it includes several proposals that they say would hinder the NIH in its mission.

The institutes will use mostly standard grant channels to speedily spend $10.4 billion on research and equipment, while adhering to the spending deadline and oversight rules.

The stimulus package aimed at stemming the recession gives NIH a "bold" funding boost for 2009 and 2010.

Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.