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Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.

Pesticides, Not Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration says that modified mosquitos that act as pesticides are not drugs, according to the Associated Press.

The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved an RNAi-based insecticide, according to the Atlantic.

President Donald Trump's budget blueprint includes a nearly 20 percent cut for the National Institutes of Health.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Environmental Protection Agency last week formally released the recommendations of a scientific advisory panel assembled earlier this year to explore the possible risks associated with plants modified to express gene-silencing dsRNAs, particularly for insecticidal ap

As the Environmental Protection Agency develops a framework for assessing the risks posed by RNAi as pest-control strategy in plants, one consumer advocacy group has expressed concern over agricultural use of the technology and asked the agency to temporarily hold off on approvin

As ag-bio giant Monsanto prepares to seek regulatory approval for a line of corn that uses RNAi to combat a key pest, the Environmental Protect Agency this week expressed concerns over the possible risks, both to humans and the environment, associated with plants that express gen

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioSeek today said that the US Environmental Protection Agency has extended the firm's contract to participate in the ToxCast screening program.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Expression Analysis has netted a $27 million contract from the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate toxicology-related RNA biomarkers for a set of up to 12,100 compounds in 121,100 biological samples being reviewed under EPA's ToxCast program, EA said today.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.