NSF

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.

The program was established to support the development and dissemination of functional genomic tools and techniques for genome manipulation in model organisms.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for NSF

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

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

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.