US government

The Department of Veterans Affairs is leaning on the Department of Energy's supercomputing platform to crunch genomic and health data.

Cuts Proposed

The Trump administration budget proposal includes a $6 billion cut to the National Institutes of Health budget.

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.

Lessons Learned

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.

Pages

Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.

US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.

A CRISPR-themed meeting explored how the tool could and should be used, Wired reports.

In Science this week: database of proteins' effects on cancer, targeted error correction sequencing, and more.