This Week in Science

In Science this week, an international research team reports the identification of a compound, found in a number of medicines, that appears to regulate a genetic risk factor for Parkinson's disease. In looking for ways to prevent or delay the hallmark accumulation of alpha-synuclein in the brains of Parkinson's patients, the scientists identified beta-2 adrenergic receptor agonists as strong suppressors of alpha-synuclein gene expression.

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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.