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Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) could be the next chair of the US House of Representatives committee on science, space, and technology, NPR reports. If so, it adds, that she would be both the first African-American chair of the committee and the first with a science background.

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Nature News examines how science in the UK may fare as Boris Johnson, the next prime minister, pursues Brexit.

CNN reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the US has expanded its DNA testing to seven sites along the southern border.

In PNAS this week: role for exosomes in neuronal circuit development, tuberculosis pathogen enzymes, and more.

Undoing Obamacare protections could affect people's willingness to undergo genetic testing, Sarah Lawrence College's Laura Hercher and the University of Iowa College of Law's Anya Prince write at BuzzFeed News.