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A University of Arkansas professor has been charged in connection with his alleged failure to disclose ties to the Chinese government in a grant application, the Associated Press says.

A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

In Science this week: NASA Twins Study examines biological effects of a year in space, and more.

The researchers reported that most of these changes, though not all, reverted to normal upon the astronaut's return to Earth.

New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

ScienceInsider describes the effects of the partial government shutdown in the US on science.

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The partial federal government shutdown in the US affects a number of science agencies, ScienceInsider reports.

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

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

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The NASA Twins Study says being in space leads to altered DNA methylation and expression, Space.com reports.

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The World Health Organization will be providing low-cost COVID-19 tests to low- and middle-income nations, according to Reuters.

Nature News examines how the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court could affect scientific agencies.

Nobel Prize-winner Arthur Ashkin, who developed optical tweezers, has died at 98, the Washington Post reports.

In PNAS this week: altered gene expression in brain samples from Alzheimer's disease patients, effects of gene mutations found in bladder cancer, and more.