In two separate letters, the heads of more than two dozen scientific societies and some 2,300 researchers, organized by the Union of Concerned Scientists, urge President-elect Donald Trump to draw upon scientific expertise in policy making.

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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.

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