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Cuts Proposed

The Trump administration budget proposal includes a $6 billion cut to the National Institutes of Health budget.

In his budget plan for fiscal 2018, President Trump is seeking to trim nearly $6 billion from the NIH's budget.

At the Atlantic, Ed Yong reports that the Trump Administration is considering capping NIH's indirect cost payments at 10 percent.

House science committee members call on Trump to appoint a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy director, according to Popular Science.

The Trump administration is considering choosing a non-scientist to oversee the USDA's Research, Education, and Economics division, Mashable reports.

President Trump had previously called for a $1.2 billion reduction in the NIH's budget for the remainder of the fiscal year.

Just Talk?

Bloomberg Gadfly's Max Nisen says to not take threats by the Trump Administration to cut NIH funding at face value.

Surgeon General Out

Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

CBS News reports that the White House Science Fair is to continue under President Donald Trump.

An executive order targeting the visa program for high-skilled workers is expected to be signed today, according to the Associated Press.

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23andMe is offering early customers re-testing on newer chips for a fee, Wired reports.

He Jiankui is no longer affiliated with Direct Genomics Biotechnology, the single molecule sequencing company he founded, Nikkei Asian Review reports.

Newsweek writes about the hopes for precision medicine in cancer, but also challenges getting it to patients.

In Genome Research this week: genomic architecture of glioblastoma, predictive computational approach to estimate SNP fitness, and more.