White House Hundreds of Millions More to Share The US plans to purchase and donate 500 million additional SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses, according to the Washington Post. Not Yet a Permanent One NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials. Not Yet a Need An international group including WHO and FDA officials says most people do not yet need a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine booster, according to the New York Times. Funds for Future Pandemic Preparedness Sought The Financial Times says the White House is seeking billions in funding to prepare for future pandemics. No Clear Answer The Wall Street Journal reports that US intelligence agencies were unable to conclude how SARS-CoV-2 arose. Dec 28, 2020 President Trump Signs FY 2021 Spending Bill to Boost NIH Budget 3 Percent Apr 16, 2020 IBM Opens Up Informatics Toolkit to Accelerate COVID-19 Research, Drug Development Mar 27, 2020 NIH, CDC to Receive Billions in Additional Funding Under Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Mar 14, 2020 Trump Administration Highlights Role of Private Sector in Effort to Increase Coronavirus Testing Feb 10, 2020 President Trump Calls for 8 Percent Cut to NIH Budget Dec 23, 2019 President Trump Signs Spending Package Boosting NIH Budget Mar 11, 2019 White House Proposes 12 Percent Cut to NIH Budget in Fiscal 2020 Mar 23, 2018 President Trump Signs Spending Bill, Boosting NIH Budget Feb 12, 2018 White House Proposes 27 Percent Cut in NIH Funding in FY 2019, Then Suggests $9.2B Infusion Aug 21, 2017 Rapid DNA Act Signed Into Law Jun 27, 2017 Bidens Launch Cancer Initiative to Preserve Momentum, Push Forward Moonshot Priorities Jun 7, 2017 Trump to Retain Collins as NIH Director May 23, 2017 Trump Calls for 18 Percent Cut to NIH Budget in FY 2018 May 8, 2017 Trump Signs Budget Into Law, NIH to Get $2B Increase Mar 28, 2017 White House Proposes $1.2B Cut to NIH Budget in 2017 Mar 20, 2017 In Current Political Climate, Can Precision Medicine Initiative Enroll Underrepresented Groups? Mar 16, 2017 Trump Budget Blueprint Would Slash NIH Funding by 20 Percent Dec 29, 2016 Cures Act Gives Precision Medicine Proponents, Diagnostics Companies Reasons to Celebrate Premium Dec 14, 2016 President Obama Signs 21st Century Cures Act Into Law Dec 8, 2016 US Senate Passes 21st Century Cures Act Load More Breaking News FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization for Northeastern University SARS-CoV-2 Test FDA Revises SARS-CoV-2 Test Emergency Use Authorization Requirements to Account for Variants Geisinger Wins $5M NIH Grant to Develop Point-of-Care Genetic Diagnostic Tool Second Genome, Virginia Commonwealth University Partner on NASH Biomarker Discovery LGC Receives CE Mark for AccuPlex SARS-CoV-2, Flu A/B, RSV Reference Material Kit Esophageal Cancer Testing Firm Lucid Diagnostics Files For IPO The Scan Booster for At-Risk The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has authorized a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine for people 65 and older or at increased risk. Preprints OK to Mention Again Nature News reports the Australian Research Council has changed its new policy and now allows preprints to be cited in grant applications. Hundreds of Millions More to Share The US plans to purchase and donate 500 million additional SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses, according to the Washington Post. Nature Papers Examine Molecular Program Differences Influencing Neural Cells, Population History of Polynesia In Nature this week: changes in molecular program during embryonic development leads to different neural cell types, and more.