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The center is  developing a method to generate synthetic polymers using reengineered E. coli cells.

You Do Your Way

US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.

With Strings

Lawmakers approve a flat budget for the US National Science Foundation, but suggest how to spend it, ScienceInsider reports.

The grants were made as part of the NSF's Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools — or EDGE — program.

President Trump had previously called for a $1.2 billion reduction in the NIH's budget for the remainder of the fiscal year.

The proposed cut comes on the heels of a budget proposal that would reduce the NIH's fiscal year 2018 budget by 20 percent.

The grants are provided through the NSF's Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research program in partnership with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Agreement Ahead?

The final text of the bill to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act might smooth over the differences between NSF and the House science committee, ScienceInsider says.

The firm will develop a platform to detect toxic algal blooms in freshwater and marine environments using its Array System and LightDeck technology.

Grand Ideas for NSF

The director of the US National Science Foundation outlines her research plans for the agency, ScienceInsider reports. 

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.