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The five-year project aims to analyze environmental DNA in three Maine watersheds to improve the management of the state's coastal ecosystems.

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

Not Getting the Funds

Congressional Republicans' criticism of NSF could come down in part to their constituents not being among those funded, a post at Vox's Mischiefs of Factions says.

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

Closed, Again

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.

The National Science Foundation is adding questions about sexual orientation and gender identity to its Survey of Earned Doctorates, according to Science Careers.

Not Right Now

ScienceInsider reports the National Science Foundation has stopped accepting applications for an initiative that enables fellows from its graduate fellowship program to study abroad.

With the three-year grants, the institutions will continue an initiative that is developing tools and technologies for genome biology research.

Just One

The National Science Foundation is limiting the number of proposals a PI can submit in the biological sciences, which researchers say is a bad idea, according ScienceInsider.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.