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The New York Times reports that some research at United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases has been halted over safety concerns.

Frieden Pleads Guilty

Thomas Frieden, the former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct violation, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Group K said that the partners are developing a RT-LAMP system for use at the point of care in resource-limited areas where real-time RT-PCR is not available.

The budget calls for $34.4 billion for the NIH in the coming fiscal year, including $492 million in resources made available through the 21st Century Cures Act.

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.

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In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.