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The Washington Post reports that President Donald Trump is to nominate Kelvin Droegemeier to be the White House science and technology advisor.

An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The Washington Post reports that a meteorologist is being considered as presidential science and technology advisor.

Still Available

The Huffington Post writes that the science advisor position in the US is still not filled.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

Unsure of What to Do

Office of Science and Technology Policy staffers are without direction on some initiatives, Nature News reports.

CBS News reports that the science division of the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy has no more staffers, though the White House says it does.

House science committee members call on Trump to appoint a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy director, according to Popular Science.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has new guidelines for potential pandemic pathogen research, according to ScienceInsider.

A report calls on the next US president to keep both the White House science office and the position of science adviser, ScienceInsider says.

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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.