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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK government plans to add £600 million ($963.1 million) in additional funding over the next three years to the budget of the Research Councils UK (RCUK), the agency which funds the national science councils, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said this wee

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK is considering moving to an open-access system for publication of the results of government-funded science, and a new report out this week proposes that science funders, publishers, and government prepare for a "fundamental shift" in how research is published.

The new budget proposal from UK Prime Minister Cameron's government seeks $161.2 million in new R&D facilities and infrastructure spending.

Source expects the contract to provide it with revenues of at least £500,000 ($775,000) per year.

The firm will be a preferred supplier of synthetic oligonucleotides to Research Councils UK Shared Services Centre Ltd.

The German firm will provide synthetic oligos to the RCUK Shared Services Centre Ltd.

Under the contract, Integrated DNA Technologies will supply the Research Councils UK with synthetic oligonucleotides.

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies have offered to test families separated at the southern US border, but that raises ethical issues.

CNBC reports that confirming a positive result from 23andMe's BRCA health report can be expensive.

The New York Times reports on a project to develop a tree DNA database to uncover illegal logging.

In PLOS this week: links between gut microbiome and colorectal cancer mutations, targeted sequencing uncovers genetic susceptibilities to epilepsy in Koreans, and more.