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.
The CDC says that the number of people in the US who have been infected with diseases carried by mosquitoes, ticks, and flea bites have more than tripled in recent years.
The New York Times reports that new director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention makes more than other agency heads.
The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has examined the prevalence of resistant Enterobacteriaceae.
The Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate was among one of the first such highly resistant strains reported to the CDC, which sequenced and analyzed it.
Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.
Robert Redfield is floated as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reports.
A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.
Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.
A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.
In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more