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ScienceInsider describes the effects of the partial government shutdown in the US on science.

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The partial federal government shutdown in the US affects a number of science agencies, ScienceInsider reports.

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

Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Bursts of Activity

The NASA Twins Study says being in space leads to altered DNA methylation and expression, Space.com reports.

Edits to Endure Space

A NASA technologist tells The Times that the agency is looking into altering the DNA of Mars-bound astronauts.

Through metagenomic and other analysis, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory-led team found that the fungal diversity of the habitat changed as people lived there.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is providing informatics services for an NCI-funded project to standardize cancer genomics ontologies.

The Verge speaks with Mark and Scott Kelly, who are the subjects of NASA's Twin Study.

President Donald Trump's budget blueprint includes a nearly 20 percent cut for the National Institutes of Health.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.