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With recent challenges to the US Affordable Care Act, NPR looks into whether there are any ramifications for genetic privacy.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

The New York Times reports that the White House is considering restriction the types of research Chinese citizens can take part in, sparking concerns.

President Donald Trump offered former Microsoft CEO and philanthropist Bill Gates the presidential science advisor job, but he passed on it, Stat News reports.

Trump has repeatedly threatened to drastically slash NIH funding, but its new $37 billion budget is a historic high.

President Trump had earlier in the day said on Twitter that he was considering vetoing the bill over an immigration issue and a lack of funding for a proposed Mexican border wall.

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.

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

US President Donald Trump has announced his budget plan for fiscal year 2019 that first calls for research funding cuts, but then erases them.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

NPR reports that government and private insurers are being slow to cover recently approved CAR-T cell therapies.

CNBC reports that there are thousands of genetic tests available for consumers to chose between.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of ducks, whole-genome doubling among tumor samples, and more.