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President Trump Signs FY 2021 Spending Bill to Boost NIH Budget 3 Percent

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump on Sunday signed a spending package for fiscal 2021 that includes a 3 percent increase to the National Institutes of Health budget.

The bill, which Congress overwhelmingly approved last week, provides the NIH with an additional $1.25 billion in funds, bringing its FY 2021 budget to roughly $42.9 billion. The legislation also raises the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's budget by $125 million to $7.9 billion, with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services funding remaining flat at $4 billion.

The Scan

Suicidal Ideation-Linked Loci Identified Using Million Veteran Program Data

Researchers in PLOS Genetics identify risk variants within and across ancestry groups with a genome-wide association study involving veterans with or without a history of suicidal ideation.

Algorithm Teases Out Genetic Ancestry in Individuals at Biobank Scale

Researchers develop an algorithm known as Rye to tease apart ancestry fractions in admixed individuals at a biobank-scale, applying it to 488,221 UK Biobank participants in Nucleic Acids Research.

Multi-Ancestry Analysis Highlights Comparable Common Variants at Complex Trait-Linked Loci

Researchers in Nature Genetics examine common variants implicated in more than three dozen conditions, estimating genetic effect similarities across ancestry tracts in admixed individuals.

Sick Newborns Selected for WGS With Automated Pipeline

Researchers successfully prioritized infants with potential Mendelian conditions for whole-genome sequencing or rapid whole-genome sequencing, as they report in Genome Medicine.