Spanish researchers are "cautiously optimistic" about the newly unveiled State Research Agency, ScienceInsider reports. The Spanish government announced the creation of the agency last week, and said that it could begin awarding grants by 2017.
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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.
Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.
In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.