White House

Surgeon General Out

Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

CBS News reports that the White House Science Fair is to continue under President Donald Trump.

An executive order targeting the visa program for high-skilled workers is expected to be signed today, according to the Associated Press.

Neither Side Pleased

Both Republicans and Democrats are wary of proposed cuts to the NIH budget, the New York Times reports.

Weathers It All

Francis Collins tells CNBC that the National Institutes of Health has made it through good and bad times.

The editorial board of the New York Times laments proposed cuts to science spending in the US.

A Little Lonely

President Donald Trump hasn't named science or technology advisors, worrying critics, the New York Times reports.

The proposed cut comes on the heels of a budget proposal that would reduce the NIH's fiscal year 2018 budget by 20 percent.

In Other Cuts

The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.

Enrolling more participants from groups underrepresented in biomedical research is a laudable goal, but the current administration's policies may make it hard to achieve.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.