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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

An interim report finds that 18 percent of employees at the US National Institutes of Health experienced gender harassment within the past year, ScienceInsider reports.

Researchers from the Broad Institute and NIH characterized a CRISPR-associated transposase that can integrate DNA into unique sites in the E. coli genome.

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

The trials are part of the second phase of the Implementing Genomics in Practice program, which is slated to receive $42 million in funding over 5 years.

Two Leave Emory

Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: Cdx2 cells can help regenerate heart tissue in mice following a heart attack, PIWI-interacting small RNA levels in human cancer, and more.

Science reports the US National Institutes of Health opposes a bill aimed at making government advisory committees more transparent.

And, Speak

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US National Institutes of Health is to allow two clinicians critical of a clinical trial to speak with investigators.

The bill would increase funding for a number of NIH projects including the All of Us precision medicine initiative and the BRAIN initiative.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.