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The Trump Administration has curbed fetal tissue research in the US, the New York Times reports.

Proposals from two HHS agencies look to encourage patient access to data and interoperability in research and clinical practice, including Sync for Genes.

Starting Up Again

ScienceInsider reports that some risky flu studies that came to a halt a few years back may soon resume.

'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 RT-qPCR-based assay, which has 510(k) clearance, is designed to rapidly differentiate sepsis from systemic inflammatory response syndrome.

No Other Way

A workshop concludes that for some studies there is no good alternative to using human fetal tissue, ScienceInsider reports.

A partial US government shutdown would affect scientific research, Nature News says.

Scramble for Tissue

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

Told to Pause

ScienceInsider reports that US National Institutes of Health researchers were told in the fall they could not obtain new human fetal tissue.

The US Department of Health and Human Services says it has not cancelled a fetal tissue contract with a University of California, San Francisco, lab, Science reports.

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The chief executive of the National Health Service in England is to call for tumor-agnostic drugs to be "fast-tracked," according to the Times.

Researchers in Australia are sequencing the Wollemi pine tree to try to protect it from extinction, Australia's ABC News reports.

Computerworld ranks Illumina as one of the top midsize organizations to work at in IT.

In Genome Research this week: links between biological aging and mutations affecting epigenetic regulators; long-read sequencing-based strategy to map chromatin accessibility; and more.