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In Science this week, a University of Washington-led group presents data showing that modern-day Melanesians carry genetic components passed down from Denisovans, a group of prehistoric hominins. The team analyzed the genomes of 1,523 individuals globally, including 35 individuals from Northern Island Melanesia in Papua New Guinea.

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HHS Secretary Tom Price says the NIH budget contains unneeded expenses that can be trimmed, Stat News reports.

The chair of the House science committee says the journal Science is not objective, the Huffington Post reports.

In Nature this week: glioma GWAS uncovers new risk loci, and more.

Ivanka Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos call on girls to pursue STEM careers, the Associated Press reports.