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MD Anderson Cancer Center is suing NantHealth's Patrick Soon-Shiong over 'moonshot' trademark, the Cancer Letter reports.

The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology urges the adoption of a biodefense strategy, Tech Review reports.

Researchers working in the US tell Nature News that they are concerned about what a Trump presidency will mean for science.

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The approach taken in the UK to approve mitochondrial replacement could inform the debate over using genome editing, a pair of researchers say in Cell.

Mary-Claire King and Jonathan Rothberg are among this year's National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation recipients.

ScienceInsider's Jeffrey Mervis notes that the US budget deal may lead to tight funding in 2017.

The discussion document contains many proposals for modernizing the way drugs and medical devices are advanced, but legislators are conspicuously silent on diagnostic regulations, specifically LDTs. 

The industry standards issued last December by 23andMe, Decode, and Navigenics are "a good start, but they are really not where they need to be," said Muin Khoury, director of the CDC's Office of Public Health Genomics.

A Thomas Weisel Partners report found that some researchers do not plan to use the stimulus cash to buy equipment, such as mass specs. Rather, a majority said they would use the cash to hire additional personnel.

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Biomedical research projects are generating a ton of data that still needs to be analyzed, NPR reports.

Theranos is retiring some of its board members, including Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, Business Insider reports.

The heads of 29 scientific societies and some 2,300 researchers call on President-elect Donald Trump to rely on and support science in two separate letters.

In Science this week: genetically modified flu virus could be key to new live vaccines, and more.