Budget Uncertainty

A continuing resolution is looking more likely as the US Congress returns for its fall session and takes on the federal budget, Nature News writes. That combined with the start of a new administration in January may make for uncertainty at science funding agencies, it adds.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.