Congress Removal Inquiry The Wall Street Journal reports that US lawmakers are seeking additional information about the request to remove SARS-CoV-2 sequence data from a database run by the National Institutes of Health. Committees Seek Information The New York Times reports two congressional committees are seeking information about the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of Biogen's Alzheimer's disease treatment. US House Appropriations Committee Seeks 15 Percent NIH Funding Increase for Fiscal 2022 The House committee called for an additional $3.5 billion for all existing NIH institutes and centers, with an increase of no less than 5 percent for each. Different Sort of Boost The US House of Representatives passes two bills to increase scientific research funding, the New York Times reports. How Much of a Threat? Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned. Jul 14, 2020 House Committee Votes for $5.5B Boost to NIH Budget Apr 10, 2020 Congressional Leaders Seek Coronavirus Test Information From FDA Mar 27, 2020 NIH, CDC to Receive Billions in Additional Funding Under Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Dec 17, 2019 House Subcommittee Bill Proposes 7 Percent NIH Budget Increase Sep 18, 2019 Senate Subcommittee Seeks $3B Boost to NIH Budget Jun 20, 2019 With US Congress Considering Changes to Patent Laws, Dx Stakeholders Offer Differing Views Premium Jun 17, 2019 Genetic Counseling Medicare Payment Bill Introduced in Congress Jun 11, 2019 Senators Probe CMS Payments to US Providers Who Partnered With China-Linked Genomics Firms Jun 4, 2019 US Senate Hearings Consider Bipartisan Proposal to Change Patent Laws; Could Have Big Impact on Dx May 1, 2019 House Subcommittee Approves $2B Boost to NIH Funding Mar 11, 2019 White House Proposes 12 Percent Cut to NIH Budget in Fiscal 2020 Dec 10, 2018 Legislators Release New Draft Bill Incorporating FDA Ideas for Diagnostics Regulation Nov 15, 2018 FDA, Industry Willing to Collaborate on Dx Regulation via Legislation Despite Differences Premium Oct 29, 2018 Genetic Counselors Push to Advance Legislation to Allow Medicare Billing Premium Oct 24, 2018 Genetic Counseling Medicare Bill Introduced in Congress Sep 27, 2018 House of Representatives Approves NIH Funding Increase Sep 17, 2018 Congressional Committee Approves $2B Increase in NIH Funding Aug 24, 2018 US Senate Passes FY 2019 Appropriations Bill With NIH Funding Increase Aug 8, 2018 FDA Details Vision for Regulating In Vitro Clinical Tests to Legislators Jun 26, 2018 Senate Subcommittee Proposes 5.4 Percent Boost to 2019 NIH Budget Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge is weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.