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The charity also announced a partnership with Sage Bionetworks to establish an online repository for biomarker data generated by grant recipients.

Funding Gone

According to Politico, a project studying how coronaviruses spread from bats to people has lost its federal US funding.

Forced Out

Former BARDA chief Rick Bright tells the New York Times he was forced out because he pushed for strict testing of a coronavirus treatment touted by President Donald Trump.

Left BARDA Behind

Stat News reports Rick Bright is no longer the head of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.

Nature News reports on policy changes research funding agencies are making to deal with pandemic-related effects on research labs.

Healthy adults from across the US with no confirmed history of COVID-19 and no current symptoms are eligible to participate and will be enrolled over the phone.

The method can be used with isothermal amplification and paper-based readouts to detect infectious disease drug resistance in low-resource areas.

The $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package, aimed at bolstering the economy against the effects of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, has been signed into law by President Trump.

The US Senate has unanimously passed a $2 trillion stimulus package to address the coronavirus, the New York Times reports.

The team believes that the project will find genetic factors involved in the development of severe COVID-19 in patients that lack risk factors. 

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The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub is working with California's health department to sequence viral samples from COVID-19 patients to trace viral introductions, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Despite differences in their migration habits, eastern and western monarch butterflies are genetically similar, according to a study in Molecular Ecology.

The UK is implementing COVID-19 testing with a 90-minute turnaround time.

In PLOS this week: identification of fungal species in subcutaneous infections, sequencing of Campylobacter found in raw meat from retail stores, and more.