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The funding will enable the Institute for Genome Sciences to pursue a number of infectious disease research initiatives using omics technologies.

The effort, outlined in a Development Cell paper published online today, aims to complement the ongoing Human Cell Atlas initiative, but with a focus on pediatric health.

The Telomere-to-Telomere consortium has already generated a gapless assembly of the human X chromosome and aims to complete all chromosomes over the next two years or so.

Researchers representing scientists and students of Chinese descent voice their concerns about recent US policies and rhetoric.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.

Us Research Program to Test Options for Returning Results

The program's participant center at the Scripps Research Translational Institute is planning to test different modules for returning results.

Eighteen researchers call for a temporary stop to all clinical uses of human germline editing in a piece appearing in Nature.

A statement from NIH Director Francis Collins follows a call by scientists for the moratorium pending the creation of a framework to guide the use of heritable genome editing.

The Trump Administration's budget proposal for fiscal year 2020 includes a 12 percent cut to National Institutes of Health funding.

The budget calls for $34.4 billion for the NIH in the coming fiscal year, including $492 million in resources made available through the 21st Century Cures Act.

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Nobel laureates and scientific societies urge NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services to revisit the recent decision to end funding for a coronavirus grant.

Bloomberg reports that BGI's SARS-CoV-2 testing sites in the Middle East have raised concerns among US officials.

A new Pew Research Center poll finds confidence in medical researchers has grown among US adults since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

In Science this week: machine learning algorithm for faster Mendelian disorder diagnoses, gene linked to safe response to nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, and more.