The European Commission have launched the first detailed proposal for the structure of the Horizon Europe framework, which will run from 2021 to 2027 and has a provisional budget of nearly €100 billion ($117 billion), Nature News reports. That budget does not include a contribution from Britain, which will leave the European Union in 2019, but is about €33 billion higher than that of Horizon 2020, which runs from 2014 to 2020.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

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