HHS

President Donald Trump has nominated Alex Azar to be the new health secretary, the New York Times reports.

Price Resigns

Tom Price, the secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services, resigned Friday.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT sees long-term potential in APIs for secure transfer of clinical and genomic data, but it's not quite there yet on the genomic side.

The increase includes greater spending on Alzheimer's disease research, precision medicine, and cancer research initiatives.

Federal investigators have searched the offices of Proove Biosciences, Stat News reports.

Surgeon General Out

Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

HHS Secretary Tom Price says the NIH budget contains unneeded expenses that can be trimmed, Stat News reports.

Price Confirmed

The US Senate confirms Representative Tom Price as health secretary in a late-night vote, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Rep. Tom Price, the pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, bought stock in a pharma firm at a special price.

Questions for Price

HHS Secretary nominee Tom Price is to go in front of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today, NPR's Morning Edition reports.

Pages

The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.