A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill seeking increased funding for certain fields, including synthetic biology, ScienceInsider reports.
The Verge reports that the US will begin pilot programs to collect DNA from individuals detained at the border this week.
The New York Times looks into the waning influence of science on US governmental policy-making.
The budget for fiscal year 2020 includes increases for each of the NIH's institutes and centers, as well as the FDA and the NSF.
Sethuraman Panchanathan from Arizona State University is to be the nominee to be the next director of the National Science Foundation.
According to E&E News, the Trump Administration is weighing an executive order to require federally funded research to be freely available upon publication.
Seven individuals have been named to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, ScienceInsider reports.
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.
Nature News reports that Congress needs to move quickly to pass spending bills before the fiscal year ends to fund science agencies.
The Los Angeles Times reports that a case of the novel coronavirus making people ill in China has been reported in the US.
Discover magazine writes that paleoproteomics is increasing being used in archaeology, paleoanthropology, and paleontology, including a recent study of a 6,000-year-old ring.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: mutagenic effects of ultraviolet "A" light, post-transcription effects of synonymous mutations, and more.