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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.

Smith and the NSF

Representative Lamar Smith's criticism of the National Science Foundation has "changed the nature of the conversation," according to ScienceInsider.

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A new analysis suggests warming, not the arrival of humans, led to the extinction of the woolly rhinoceros thousands of years ago, the Economist reports.

Chinese health officials uncovered SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA on imported frozen food, but the New York Times reports catching COVID-19 that way would be unlikely.

The UK has ordered 60 million coronavirus vaccine doses from Novavax and 30 million doses from Janssen, according to the Guardian.

In Science this week: machine learning model predicts whether ion channel mutations will cause disease, and more.