The government of Singapore has announced that it plans to spend $13.2 billion on research and development between 2016 and 2020, ScienceInsider reports. This Research Innovation Enterprise 2020 Plan represents an 18 percent increase over the previous five-year funding scheme, it notes.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

NPR reports that government and private insurers are being slow to cover recently approved CAR-T cell therapies.

CNBC reports that there are thousands of genetic tests available for consumers to chose between.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of ducks, whole-genome doubling among tumor samples, and more.