Cancer Moonshot

Trump has repeatedly threatened to drastically slash NIH funding, but its new $37 billion budget is a historic high.

The Bidens have convened a diverse board and staff with the goal of continuing efforts to accelerate research and development begun under the Cancer Moonshot Initiative.

Discover's D-brief blog ponders the future of the Cancer Moonshot initiative.

The law contains provisions that proponents say will advance precision medicine and speed new tests to market, but critics worry if this will come at a cost to public health.

Personalized medicine proponents are uncertain where funding, personnel, and priorities will land in a new administration and Congress.

NantHealth, CHOP, and their collaborators intend to release genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic data from 1,600 patients in the next six months

The update includes several key initiatives such as a liquid biopsy database, a DoD-led longitudinal study, and NCI cloud collaborations with Amazon and Microsoft.

Joe Biden addresses attendees of the ASCO annual meeting

Among the Blue Ribbon Panel's recommendations, several involve using molecular information to investigate the development and progression of cancer.

Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.