Proove Biosciences has said that its genetic tests to determine opioid response and risk could help address the opioid crisis in the US, but the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that there's little evidence the tests work.

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Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Researchers from the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney sequenced numerous platypus genomes to study their population history.

Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.

In Nature this week: sequenced genomes of five additional Neanderthals, and more.