The White House is seeking $1 billion over the next two years to fund its cancer moonshot initiative, as GenomeWeb reports. This, it adds, includes $755 million in funding for the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration for Fiscal Year 2017.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.