The newly proposed Canadian budget includes a $72.79 million per year increase for the country's research councils, ScienceInsider reports. This influx of funds comes after years of flat or declining budgets, it adds, noting that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had promised "sunny days" when his Liberal party won last fall.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.