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Funding and Spending

Nature News looks into health secretary pick Tom Price's views on research funding.

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Rep. Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, the New York Times reports.

Looking Ahead

Stat News tries to anticipate what the Trump administration might do that will affect science.

Called the Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostic Challenge, the competition is a joint effort between the NIH and the HHS preparedness office.

Start From Scratch

A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report recommends that the attempt to revise the Common Rule start over again, NPR reports.

Six US agencies made Thomson Reuters' list of most innovative government research institutions.

Dozens of government agencies, academic institutions, and a various public and private sector organizations have now committed to driving the initiative forward.

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.

The comment period on the Department of Health and Human Services' proposal to alter the Common Rule has been extended.

The agency is specifically aiming to fund the development of diagnostics for pandemic influenza, as well as biological, radiological, and nuclear agents.


Biomedical research projects are generating a ton of data that still needs to be analyzed, NPR reports.

Theranos is retiring some of its board members, including Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, Business Insider reports.

The heads of 29 scientific societies and some 2,300 researchers call on President-elect Donald Trump to rely on and support science in two separate letters.

In Science this week: genetically modified flu virus could be key to new live vaccines, and more.