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The partners have planned a three-year pilot and selected three NCI projects to benefit from supercomputers and expertise offered by four DOE labs.

A GAO review finds no evidence of disparities in grant success rates by gender at agencies with sufficient data, but some agencies are not conducting required Title IX compliance reviews.

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Cherry Murray has been confirmed as the new Department of Energy Office of Science head.

The USDA and DOE aim to fund research that will improve the use of biomass and plant feedstocks for the production of fuels or renewable chemical feedstock.

A commission requested by Congress recommends that national labs be given more latitude, ScienceInsider reports.

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Cherry Murray, the nominee to head the Department of Energy's Office of Science, wants to better integrate its national labs with other DOE labs, if confirmed.

The White House has announced nominations for the NSF deputy director and the director of the DOE's Office of Science.

ProDeGe combines homology- and sequence composition-based methods to automatically identify and remove likely contaminants in single-cell sequence data.

The funding goes to six projects, which will seek to develop better sorghum crops though the use of genetic and other technologies.

DOE's JGI and Stanford will use Spiral's variant detection solutions in sustainable energy research and disease studies.

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Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

Noel Rose, the "father of autoimmunity," has died at 92, the Washington Post reports.

According to CNN, Legionella was discovered in buildings leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they reopened following coronavirus pandemic-related closures.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.