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The company decided to settle the complaint in order to avoid "lengthy and distracting litigation," but denies any wrongdoing.

US health officials have issued a fraud alert for a scam involving genetic testing, Bloomberg reports.

The Trump Administration has curbed fetal tissue research in the US, the New York Times reports.

Proposals from two HHS agencies look to encourage patient access to data and interoperability in research and clinical practice, including Sync for Genes.

Starting Up Again

ScienceInsider reports that some risky flu studies that came to a halt a few years back may soon resume.

'Bout a Dozen

The National Institutes of Health has asked a federal oversight office to review a dozen allegations of foreign influence on US research, Stat News reports.

The RT-qPCR-based assay, which has 510(k) clearance, is designed to rapidly differentiate sepsis from systemic inflammatory response syndrome.

No Other Way

A workshop concludes that for some studies there is no good alternative to using human fetal tissue, ScienceInsider reports.

A partial US government shutdown would affect scientific research, Nature News says.

Scramble for Tissue

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

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Holden Thorp is to be the new editor-in-chief of Science and its related journals.

A genetic analysis of salmon scales collected over the course of a century points to a sharp decline in the number of fish returning each year to river in British Columbia, CBC reports.

Adelaide University has suspended the head of an ancient DNA lab as its investigation of workplace bullying continues, Australia's ABC News reports.

In PNAS this week: gene expression profiles of adipocyte subtypes, computational approach for improving plant expressome analysis, and more.