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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.

NSF Nominee Announced

Sethuraman Panchanathan from Arizona State University is to be the nominee to be the next director of the National Science Foundation.

The researchers suggested that the system's combination of speed and high coverage could enable new applications within the imaging mass spec space.

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.

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The Wall Street Journal reports on the struggle to meet the demand for rapid COVID-19 testing.

The Newsroom reports New Zealand is using genomics to trace the origins of its new coronavirus outbreak.

In Nature this week: researchers in Canada sequence the genome of the black mustard plant Brassica nigra, and more.

According to Bloomberg, Moderna has a $1.5 billion vaccine deal with the US to provide 100 million doses.