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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

UK Moves to Allow Sale of Gene-Edited Food

The UK is moving ahead to allow the sale of gene-edited food in England, Scotland, and Wales, according to New Scientist.

Questions for the Field

Stat News writes that the alleged Buffalo shooter's citation of genetics research raises questions about what the field can do.

Cell Studies on Tumor Evolution in Mouse Model of Lung Cancer, Stereo-seq, Bacteriophage Responses

In Cell this week: tumor evolution tracked in mouse model of lung cancer, organogenesis mapped using Stereo-seq, and more.

Taking Stock of the Stockpile

The US and European countries are evaluating their smallpox vaccine stockpiles as the number of monkeypox cases increases, the Washington Post reports.