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Little Bit Longer Now

A continuing resolution keeps the US government funded, but gives uncertainty to science agencies's budgets, ScienceInsider says.

Taxes and Research

Colorado Representative Ed Perlmutter writes at Scientific American that the new US tax bill will impede scientific research.

Might Serve, If Asked

Science surveyed scientists and engineers to find that most would consider accepting a top-level position in the Trump Administration.

The Associated Press reports that most of the people the Trump Administration has nominated to science-related posts do not have advanced degrees in science.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

Stat News reports that President Donald Trump won't be meeting with the American Nobel Prize laureates this year.

President Donald Trump has nominated Alex Azar to be the new health secretary, the New York Times reports.

Warning on Funding

New Nobel Prize winners tell the Boston Globe that science funding these days is uncertain.

The New York Times writes that US lawmakers have rejected President Trump's proposal to cut NIH funding.

The law broadens the ability of law enforcement agencies to use rapid DNA sequencing technology and upload resulting data into a federal database.

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NPR reports that many USDA researchers working at the two agencies that are relocating to the Kansas City area are declining to go.

Genetic genealogy has helped exonerate a man who has been jailed for 20 years, Agence France Presse reports.

A new report says genetically modified food might be necessary to be able to feed a planet of nearly 10 billion people, Bloomberg says.

In Nature this week: new RNA editing approach called LEAPER, draft assembly of Musa balbisiana banana genome, and more.