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Diassess said that the funds will accelerate development of a flu test for use in the clinic and sustain development of another flu test for use in the home.

The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

The firm anticipates that the award will accelerate the development of its over-the-counter and professional-use influenza and multiplex respiratory pathogen tests. 

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The Arizona Republic reports that some young migrant children are being reunited with parents who passed both a criminal background check and a DNA test.

The government says it is using DNA testing as part of efforts to reunite families by court-ordered deadlines, but it will not reveal which lab is performing testing.

Federal officials are using DNA testing to reunite migrant families separated at the southern US border, CNN reports.

HHS may already be administering DNA testing to migrant families, but the agency has provided little information about how testing is being implemented.

The subcommittee called for $2 billion to be added to the NIH's budget next year, increasing it to $39.1 billion.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

The company has received a subpoena from HHS' OIG as part of an investigation into possible improper billing of its hereditary cancer tests to Medicare and Medicaid.

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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.