A plan to increase research funding for small business by increasing set-asides from the research budgets of 11 federal agencies is bringing together the US House of Representatives science committee and science agencies, groups that are often at odds, ScienceInsider reports. Both the House science committee and science agencies say that the plan would eat into the support for basic academic research.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.