The White House has ordered a review of how biotechnology products are regulated. The current system, developed in 1986, is outdated, confusing, and didn't anticipate the arrival of newer tools and technologies, a White House blog post says.
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A draft bill released by the US House of Representatives appropriations committee would increase the 2019 National Institutes of Health budget by 3 percent.
Bloomberg looks into privacy issues raised by law enforcement's use of genetic genealogy sites.
NBC News reports on the Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence all eukaryotic life on Earth.
In Science this week: environmental DNA can help in studies of marine animals, and more.