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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.

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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The White House today unveiled its list of top priorities for supporting and growing the US bioeconomy and published a number of initiatives the Obama administration has taken in a wide range of areas tied to the biotech and life sciences industries.

The Obama Administration's science policy arm has issued a broad list of rules aimed a boosting credibility and enhancing transparency in government science and engineering.

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A study of families explores how children transmit SARS-CoV-2, according to the Associated Press.

US Agricultural Research Service scientists have sequenced the genome of the Asian giant hornet.

According to the Economist, pooled testing for COVID-19 could help alleviate strains on testing labs.

In Science this week: MIT researchers outline approach dubbed translatable components regression to predict treatment response among IBD patients.