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Sequencing has helped identify where an E. coli outbreak may have originated, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

A partial US government shutdown would affect scientific research, Nature News says.

Tracing the Bugs

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

Signature Science will assess the validity of metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analyses to detect the transmission of viable pathogens in healthcare settings.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

Varied Opinions

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

A US House of Representatives committee calls on the Foundation for the NIH and the CDC Foundation to be more transparent about their donors, Stat News says.

The proposed bill would increase the National Institutes of Health's budget from roughly $37.1 billion to $38.3 billion in fiscal 2019.

Public health microbiologists are forging ahead with WGS, even as others caution that it may not yet be ready for such a role, said speakers at ASM Microbe 2018.

Despite the astronomical costs, it may prove challenging to reverse course and discontinue Zika testing according to a commentary article accompanying a NEJM study.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.