To Tide Over

The US Congress has approved a stopgap funding bill to fund the government from October 1 through December 15, the Nature News Blog reports. October 1 is the beginning of the 2015 fiscal year.

The bill, the Nature News Blog notes, keeps the funding of federal agencies mostly flat at 2014 levels, but includes $88 million to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.