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After more than a year in office, US President Donald Trump has yet to appoint a science advisor, the Huffington Post reports. It notes that that's the longest the position, which oversees the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, has been vacant since 1976.

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A draft bill released by the US House of Representatives appropriations committee would increase the 2019 National Institutes of Health budget by 3 percent.

Bloomberg looks into privacy issues raised by law enforcement's use of genetic genealogy sites.

NBC News reports on the Earth BioGenome Project, which aims to sequence all eukaryotic life on Earth.

In Science this week: environmental DNA can help in studies of marine animals, and more.