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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.

Funds and Sharing

ScienceInsider reports that US President Donald Trump's call for more funding for childhood cancer research may focus on data sharing.

Lasting Mark

Researchers may experience the effects of the government shutdown for a while, the Los Angeles Times reports.

And Science?

Chemical & Engineering News writes that President Donald Trump's State of the Union address mostly disappointed science advocates.

Open for a While

Though the US government is open, ScienceInsider says it'll be a while before everything is back to normal at federal research agencies.

So the Ripples Go

The effects of the partial government shutdown in the US on science keep spreading.

Federal researchers tell the Los Angeles Times that the shutdown is causing missed research opportunities as they try to keep their experiments going.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

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