A Little Lonely

As of today, there's only one person left on the staff of the White House chief technology officer, the New York Times reports.

So far, President Donald Trump has only named Michael Kratsios as the deputy chief technology officer, leaving many other spots vacant, the Times says. Under the last administration, it notes, there were two dozen people on the staff of the White House chief technology officer.

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

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

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

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.