A handful of researchers in the US have been spurred to run for office, according to the Los Angeles Times. They hope that their backgrounds in data will appeal to voters and show that they are prepared to be policymakers and problem-solvers.

"Our skill set works: We analyze complex information and make it understandable to people," says Kathie Allen, a physician who is running for Congress in Utah.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

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