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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Energy said today they have awarded $12.6 million for 10 research projects in 10 states that will use genomics approaches to improve biomass feedstocks for use in biofuels, biopower, and other similar products.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.