DOE

Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Bumped Down

The fastest US supercomputer has dropped to fourth place in global rankings, Technology Review reports.

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

DoE scientists said the data could be used to link DNA variations to phenotypes in the trees, and could even be useful for Cancer Moonshot researchers.

Say What You Want

The Department of Energy has announced a new scientific integrity policy, the Verge reports.

The collaborators aim to build an artificial intelligence network that will support Vice President Joe Biden's Cancer Moonshot initiative.

Patterns in the Data

US Department of Energy supercomputers will help power the Cancer Moonshot initiative, Stat News reports.

The partners have planned a three-year pilot and selected three NCI projects to benefit from supercomputers and expertise offered by four DOE labs.

A GAO review finds no evidence of disparities in grant success rates by gender at agencies with sufficient data, but some agencies are not conducting required Title IX compliance reviews.

And Confirmed, Too

Cherry Murray has been confirmed as the new Department of Energy Office of Science head.

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Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies have offered to test families separated at the southern US border, but that raises ethical issues.

CNBC reports that confirming a positive result from 23andMe's BRCA health report can be expensive.

The New York Times reports on a project to develop a tree DNA database to uncover illegal logging.

In PLOS this week: links between gut microbiome and colorectal cancer mutations, targeted sequencing uncovers genetic susceptibilities to epilepsy in Koreans, and more.