US Budget Deal Made

Possibly ending five years of budget fights, the US House of Representatives has passed a two-year budget bill, the New York Times reports.

If law, the bill would increase federal spending by $80 billion over the next two years, it adds, and would suspend the debt ceiling through March 2017.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.