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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. 

The House of Representatives science committee has approved a measure that includes new rules for large National Science Foundation projects, ScienceInsider reports.

One Big Pot

The chair of the US House of Representatives subcommittee that controls the National Science Foundation budget says he won't seek to determine funding for the agency by directorate.

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A study of families explores how children transmit SARS-CoV-2, according to the Associated Press.

US Agricultural Research Service scientists have sequenced the genome of the Asian giant hornet.

According to the Economist, pooled testing for COVID-19 could help alleviate strains on testing labs.

In Science this week: MIT researchers outline approach dubbed translatable components regression to predict treatment response among IBD patients.