The Scan

US President Donald Trump has announced his budget plan for fiscal year 2019 that first calls for research funding cuts, but then erases them.

The Associated Press reports that researchers are applying gene-editing approaches to HIV treatment.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: genomic responses in drug-treated malaria parasites, characterization of marine sponge's bacterial symbionts, and more.

A New York University-led team finds that skates and mammals share nerves and genes for walking.

Coming 'Round

The New York Times writes that some critics of Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, are warming up to him.

Mishandling Them

The Guardian reports that labs in the UK have had safety incidents involving pathogens.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: study of genetic compensation in zebrafish, workflow to identify molecular changes, and more.

The US National Science Foundation is adopting new rules aimed at combating sexual harassment among its grantees.

Long Lives of Bats

Researchers report that the telomeres of a long-lived bat don't shorten with age.

Three Buzzwords

A new startup from Harvard Medical School's George Church is combining genome sequencing, blockchain, and cryptocurrency, according to Stat News.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: genetic overlap between five psychiatric disorders, and more.

Toward a Budget

Leaders in the US Senate have come up with a budget agreement to keep the government funded, though it still needs to pass, the New York Times reports.

Figures from the Wellcome Trust show that women there earn less than men, according to the Guardian

Researchers have sequenced the parthenogenetic marbled crayfish, an invasive species, the Atlantic reports.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: genome analysis of citrus varieties, and more.

Natural History Museum researchers analyzed DNA from the 10,000-year-old 'Cheddar Man,' the Guardian reports.

Hospital pipes are a hotbed of antibiotic resistance genes, a new study has found.

Wider Screen

Sema4 announces a new test to look for more diseases among newborn's genes, Technology Review reports.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: somatic cell nuclear transfer cloning of macaques, high-resolution yeast causal variant map, and more.

Personal Genome Project Canada reports its first wave of data, which includes some unexpected findings, the Globe and Mail writes.

A Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center-led team has followed more than 50 patients for more than two years after receiving immunotherapy, Time reports.

The Huffington Post reports that a number of scientists are seeking political office this year.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: variants influencing Alzheimer's disease, classification framework for tropical plants, and more.

Olympic Sequencing?

Wired reports the World Anti-Doping Agency is weighing a proposal to require Olympic athletes to undergo genome sequencing.

The US National Institutes of Health has decided to discontinue PubMed Commons because of low uptake.


NIH's Michael Lauer looks at the number of grants, their amount, and funding success rates at the agency for last year.

At Nature, Johns Hopkins' Gundula Bosch describes her graduate program that aims to get doctoral students thinking about the big picture.

Patricia Fara writes about childcare funding, and women in science and science history at NPR.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences researchers have visualized the career paths of former postdocs.