Cancer research may soon bear fruit, US Vice President Joe Biden tells NPR. Biden is leading the country's Cancer Moonshot Initiative, announced earlier this year at the State of the Union address, that seeks to cure cancer.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.