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Researchers used mass spectrometry to identify unique biochemical markers that differentiate Lyme disease from southern tick-associated rash Illness.

The funding will support projects using whole-genome sequencing to enhance detection of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, among others.

The increase includes greater spending on Alzheimer's disease research, precision medicine, and cancer research initiatives.

Fitzgerald for CDC

Stat News reports that the Trump administration has selected Brenda Fitzgerald to run the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In his budget plan for fiscal 2018, President Trump is seeking to trim nearly $6 billion from the NIH's budget.

President Trump had previously called for a $1.2 billion reduction in the NIH's budget for the remainder of the fiscal year.

The proposed cut comes on the heels of a budget proposal that would reduce the NIH's fiscal year 2018 budget by 20 percent.

The workgroup's goal is to encourage clinical labs to adopt uniform standards, so that clinical NGS test results can be compared among laboratories. 

The evidence-based guidelines for testing individuals at risk of latent or active TB infection include recommendations on interferon-gamma release and molecular assays.

Researchers from the CDC and Georgia Tech tested the efficacy of using whole-genome shotgun sequencing to diagnose food-borne pathogens in outbreaks.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.