This Week in Science

In this week's Science, researchers from Stanford University report how genomic analysis has opened the door to easier production of the chemotherapy agent etoposide. Used in combination with other agents for the treatment of a wide range of cancers, etoposide is currently synthesized using a chemical precursor called podophyllotoxin, which can only be obtained from the slow-growing Himalayan mayapple plant.

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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.