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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.

Shutdown and the FDA

According to Stat News, the partial government shutdown in the US could soon affect the ability of the Food and Drug Administration to review new drugs.

ScienceInsider describes the effects of the partial government shutdown in the US on science.

Advisor Is In

Kelvin Droegemeier has been confirmed by the Senate as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Stat News reports.

A Senate committee voted unanimously yesterday to approve Kelvin Droegemeier as science advisor, Nature News reports.

Science has drawn up a list of topics to discuss with Kelvin Droegemeier, the nominee to direct the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The Washington Post reports that President Donald Trump is to nominate Kelvin Droegemeier to be the White House science and technology advisor.

With recent challenges to the US Affordable Care Act, NPR looks into whether there are any ramifications for genetic privacy.

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Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine and Deloitte are looking into the use of drones to transport samples for testing. 

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe is laying off about 100 people.

Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports. 

In Science this week: researchers present a computational method for predicting cellular differentiation state from single-cell RNA sequencing data, and more.