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A new report examines increased threats to scientific independence in the US, the Guardian reports.

The Trump Administration plans to add DNA samples from individuals in immigration custody to the FBI crime database, the New York Times reports.

Up in the Air

Nature News reports that Congress needs to move quickly to pass spending bills before the fiscal year ends to fund science agencies.

Congressional lawmakers and Trump Administration officials have reached an agreement on a two-year budget deal.

Two Democratic lawmakers argue at USA Today that independent science is under attack by the Trump Administration.

By a Third

The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order instructing federal agencies speed up the review of agricultural biotechnology products, according to Reuters.

The Trump Administration has curbed fetal tissue research in the US, the New York Times reports.

The Trump Administration's budget proposal for fiscal year 2020 includes a 12 percent cut to National Institutes of Health funding.

The budget calls for $34.4 billion for the NIH in the coming fiscal year, including $492 million in resources made available through the 21st Century Cures Act.

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A new study catalogues the genome and evolutionary history of the oak family, UPI reports.

Dog DNA testing is a growing market, but there's still a lot of uncertainty about the accuracy of the results, the Boston Globe says.

A University of South Florida researcher is testing bone fragments to determine if they belong to Amelia Earhart.

In Cell this week: antisense Piwi-interacting RNA responses to endogenous retroviruses, proteomic patterns in hepatocellular carcinoma, and more.