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A European Commission proposal seeks to divert funds from the Horizon 2020 program to a new scheme to boost the European economy and create jobs, the Guardian reports.

Horizon 2020, European Union's research and innovation initiative, is worth some £67 billion (about $101 billion) over the next six years, and the EC proposal would move a portion of those funds to the new European Fund for Strategic Investments.

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In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.

The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.

A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.

Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.