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Limiting Influence

US lawmakers propose a bill to address foreign influence on federal research, Science reports.

Lawmakers plan to introduce a bill that aims to prevent the theft of US-funded research, according to the Wall Street Journal.

A New NSF?

A new bill would reshape the US National Science Foundation to include a focus on technological development, according to Science.

Politico reports the US Food and Drug Administration is dealing with a number of inaccurate tests for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.

Two US representatives have requested details about the accuracy of the various SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics being used in response to the ongoing pandemic.

Relief Bill Signed

Politico reports President Donald Trump has signed the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package.

The $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package, aimed at bolstering the economy against the effects of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, has been signed into law by President Trump.

The US Senate has unanimously passed a $2 trillion stimulus package to address the coronavirus, the New York Times reports.

More Funds

The Washington Post reports the US Senate is to vote on a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package today.

The US House of Representatives has passed an emergency funding bill to address the COVID-19 outbreak, the New York Times reports.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.