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

CBS News reports that the science division of the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy has no more staffers, though the White House says it does.

President Donald Trump has nominated Jerome Adams as surgeon general, Politico reports.

The Bidens have convened a diverse board and staff with the goal of continuing efforts to accelerate research and development begun under the Cancer Moonshot Initiative.

Bit of Uncertainty

The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.

Why a Cut?

An opinion piece appearing at Stat News wonders why a budget cut is being sought for the National Institutes of Health.

Sharpless for NCI

President Donald Trump is to name the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's Norman Sharpless as director of the National Cancer Institute.

Collins to Stay

President Donald Trump has announced that Francis Collins will remain director of the US National Institutes of Health.

President Trump had previously asked Collins to remain NIH director on a temporary basis.

Even with proposed cuts unlikely to materialize, the Atlantic's Ed Yong writes that the specter of them is still felt.

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The Guardian reports that some UK physicians are calling for increased regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

US tax agency says 23andMe's genetic health test can be claimed as a medical expense for tax purposes, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Two Democratic lawmakers argue at USA Today that independent science is under attack by the Trump Administration.

In PLOS this week: networks of genes co-expressed in depression, role of minichromosome maintenance genes in lung adenocarcinoma, and more.