Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's 2018 budget includes almost C$4 billion ($3.1 billion) in new funding for science over the next five years, a significant portion of which will go to the country's three granting councils, Nature News reports. Last year's budget contained C$1 billion in new science funding, almost none of which went to basic research.

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The US National Institutes of Health has developed guidelines to gauge whether frail chimpanzees are healthy enough to be moved to a retirement sanctuary.

Osamu Shimomura, who won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on green fluorescent protein, has died.

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Stat News reports that the head of IBM Watson Health is leaving her post.