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Gaps in Pay

Nature Careers reports that male researchers at US federal agencies are paid more than their female counterparts, despite mechanisms to prevent wage disparities.

The funding supports development of a low-cost platform for detection of antimicrobial resistance elements in complex microbial communities. 

The Tampa Bay Times reports that an investigation into foreign ties is being launched following the departure of the CEO, a vice president, and four researchers from the Moffitt Cancer Center.

The budget for fiscal year 2020 includes increases for each of the NIH's institutes and centers, as well as the FDA and the NSF.

Agreement on Budget

Lawmakers in the US have come to a budget agreement that includes funding boosts for many science agencies.

The House bill also includes funding increases for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration.

The seven-year grant renews funding for the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group, led by Duke University and UCSF, with $15 million in 2020.

The center is responsible for developing and maintaining the technical platforms by which people participate in and engage with the program.

Retraction Watch reports that the National Institutes of Health plans to remove conditions it placed on Duke University in 2018 following instances of research misconduct.

The General Data Protection Regulation has slowed some data sharing with non-European researchers as they find ways to comply with the law, ScienceInsider reports.

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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.

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.

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