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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.

"Larger Role"

NIH Director Francis Collins speaks with PBS NewsHour about sexual harassment in the sciences.

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NPR reports that many USDA researchers working at the two agencies that are relocating to the Kansas City area are declining to go.

Genetic genealogy has helped exonerate a man who has been jailed for 20 years, Agence France Presse reports.

A new report says genetically modified food might be necessary to be able to feed a planet of nearly 10 billion people, Bloomberg says.

In Nature this week: new RNA editing approach called LEAPER, draft assembly of Musa balbisiana banana genome, and more.