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Science Panel Decline

A report from the Union of Concerned Scientists says US science advisory panels met less often and have lost members this past year, Science reports.

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.

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Researchers have sequenced the genome of the depth-dwelling giant squid.

Prosecutors have charged a former Drexel University professor with theft for allegedly spending federal grant money on adult entertainment and other unrelated expenses, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

Chris Collins, a former US representative, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison in an insider trading case involving an Australian biotechnology firm, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: Trypanosoma brucei transcripts, estimate of people at risk of inherited retinal disease, and more.