Close Menu

White House

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.

Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, has appointed Patrick Soon-Shiong to a committee that will advise the president on health IT, Politico reports.

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.

Pages

Bernard Fisher, a surgeon who changed how breast cancer is treated, has died at 101, the New York Times reports.

The US Department of Justice has proposed a rule change to enable DNA to be collected from migrants, the Associated Press reports.

Washington Post columnist writes that she is skeptical about DNA-based diets.

In PNAS this week: recurrent inactivation of DEPDC5 in gastrointestinal stromal tumors, taxonomic reliability of GenBank sequences, and more.