NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US House of Representatives today overwhelmingly voted in favor of a bill that would increase funding to the National Institutes of Health by about $10 billion, help speed the development of new drugs, and advance precision medicine initiatives.

Called the 21st Century Cures Act, the bill was passed by a vote of 344 to 77. It was introduced by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. and has 230 co-sponsors.

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The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.