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This Week in Science

In this week's Science, researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Stanford University, and the University of Washington discuss how genetic monitoring can be used by public agencies to implement environmental policies. Environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring, they argue, is more sensitive and cost-effective than conventional techniques for, among other activities, locating and quantifying species of concern, identifying emerging plant pathogens, and characterizing soil communities.

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In PNAS this week: flu susceptibility and Y chromosome variation in mice, deletion tied to epilepsy in dog breed, and more.

Sequencing is enabling the roots of some rare diseases to be determined, the Financial Times reports.

Proove Biosciences had allegedly been paying doctors to perform its opioid risk and other genetic tests, Stat News reports.

A floated budget plan could see non-military discretionary spending in the US — which includes science agency funding — fall, the New York Times reports.