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The US Department of Health and Human Services is reviewing human fetal tissue research, according to ScienceInsider.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

Diassess said that the funds will accelerate development of a flu test for use in the clinic and sustain development of another flu test for use in the home.

The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

The firm anticipates that the award will accelerate the development of its over-the-counter and professional-use influenza and multiplex respiratory pathogen tests. 

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The Arizona Republic reports that some young migrant children are being reunited with parents who passed both a criminal background check and a DNA test.

The government says it is using DNA testing as part of efforts to reunite families by court-ordered deadlines, but it will not reveal which lab is performing testing.

Federal officials are using DNA testing to reunite migrant families separated at the southern US border, CNN reports.

HHS may already be administering DNA testing to migrant families, but the agency has provided little information about how testing is being implemented.

The subcommittee called for $2 billion to be added to the NIH's budget next year, increasing it to $39.1 billion.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.

In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.

MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.