US President Donald Trump unveiled his budget plan for fiscal year 2019 yesterday. At first glance, it appears to contain large cuts to research funding, but then it calls for an infusion of funds to science agencies, as GenomeWeb has reported.

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Hundreds of scientists have signed a letter criticizing the open-access Plan S, ScienceInsider reports.

NPR speaks with Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) about the US House of Representatives science committee.

A start-up company aiming to match cancer patients to treatments closes after about six weeks, Stat News reports.

In PLOS this week: somatic mutation associations unearthed in thousands of cancer exomes, pathogen detection assay, and more.