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Shutdown and the FDA

According to Stat News, the partial government shutdown in the US could soon affect the ability of the Food and Drug Administration to review new drugs.

ScienceInsider describes the effects of the partial government shutdown in the US on science.

Advisor Is In

Kelvin Droegemeier has been confirmed by the Senate as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Stat News reports.

A Senate committee voted unanimously yesterday to approve Kelvin Droegemeier as science advisor, Nature News reports.

Science has drawn up a list of topics to discuss with Kelvin Droegemeier, the nominee to direct the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The Washington Post reports that President Donald Trump is to nominate Kelvin Droegemeier to be the White House science and technology advisor.

With recent challenges to the US Affordable Care Act, NPR looks into whether there are any ramifications for genetic privacy.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

The New York Times reports that the White House is considering restriction the types of research Chinese citizens can take part in, sparking concerns.

President Donald Trump offered former Microsoft CEO and philanthropist Bill Gates the presidential science advisor job, but he passed on it, Stat News reports.

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A new analysis suggests warming, not the arrival of humans, led to the extinction of the woolly rhinoceros thousands of years ago, the Economist reports.

Chinese health officials uncovered SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA on imported frozen food, but the New York Times reports catching COVID-19 that way would be unlikely.

The UK has ordered 60 million coronavirus vaccine doses from Novavax and 30 million doses from Janssen, according to the Guardian.

In Science this week: machine learning model predicts whether ion channel mutations will cause disease, and more.