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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.

The funding will support the further development of Aperiomics' deep metagenomic shotgun sequencing-based test for identifying infectious disease pathogens. 

Keep Them in the Know

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.