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Still Looking for That Silver Lining

Science Progress reports on two stories from Science and National Geographic that speculate what effect a possible government bailout will have on science funding. The consensus is not good. "The most relevant immediate factor is the fact that the continuing resolution passed by Congress over the weekend will hold all federal funding at current levels until March of next year," says the article.

The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.