Congress

And Now, Science

The Huffington Post writes that with new leadership, science is coming back to the US House of Representatives science committee.

'Bout a Dozen

The National Institutes of Health has asked a federal oversight office to review a dozen allegations of foreign influence on US research, Stat News reports.

The US House of Representatives' science committee will have new members in leadership roles, ScienceInsider reports.

Open for a While

Though the US government is open, ScienceInsider says it'll be a while before everything is back to normal at federal research agencies.

So the Ripples Go

The effects of the partial government shutdown in the US on science keep spreading.

Federal researchers tell the Los Angeles Times that the shutdown is causing missed research opportunities as they try to keep their experiments going.

Shutdown and the FDA

According to Stat News, the partial government shutdown in the US could soon affect the ability of the Food and Drug Administration to review new drugs.

ScienceInsider describes the effects of the partial government shutdown in the US on science.

Advisor Is In

Kelvin Droegemeier has been confirmed by the Senate as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Stat News reports.

Closed, Again

The partial federal government shutdown in the US affects a number of science agencies, ScienceInsider reports.

Pages

New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.