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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.

If confirmed as Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price says he will divest himself of certain holdings, according to Stat News.

The Wall Street Journal says President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services traded medical company stock while supporting legislation affecting such firms.

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.

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A small, early-stage trial of a combination therapy for brain cancer reports favorable responses in two patients, according to the Guardian.

Nature News writes that viral genomic surveillance in the US faces systemic issues.

President Joe Biden is seeking an increase in federal spending, including higher budgets for the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In PLOS this week: sex-stratified genome-wide association study of chronic pain, sequencing data from Indigenous Mexican groups, and more.