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The Trump Administration's budget proposal for fiscal year 2021 calls for an 8 percent cut to the US National Institutes of Health budget.

The president's latest budget request marks the fourth time he has sought to reduce funding to the National Institutes of Health.

Level of Transparency

Nature News reports that a US panel is reviewing current guidelines for federally funded gain-of-function viral research.

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill seeking increased funding for certain fields, including synthetic biology, ScienceInsider reports. 

Starting Soon

The Verge reports that the US will begin pilot programs to collect DNA from individuals detained at the border this week.

Long Time to Recover

The New York Times looks into the waning influence of science on US governmental policy-making.

The budget for fiscal year 2020 includes increases for each of the NIH's institutes and centers, as well as the FDA and the NSF.

NSF Nominee Announced

Sethuraman Panchanathan from Arizona State University is to be the nominee to be the next director of the National Science Foundation.

According to E&E News, the Trump Administration is weighing an executive order to require federally funded research to be freely available upon publication.

Seven individuals have been named to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, ScienceInsider reports.

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The Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

Science writes that public health officials and others are debating whether cycle threshold values should be included on SARS-CoV-2 results.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: online database of SARS-CoV-2 protein structures, atlas of the human brain, and more.