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The Washington Post reports that the USDA issued fewer citations to animal facilities, including research labs, pet breeders, and zoos, last year.

Federal researchers tell the Los Angeles Times that the shutdown is causing missed research opportunities as they try to keep their experiments going.

ScienceInsider describes the effects of the partial government shutdown in the US on science.

The contract covers Bio-Rad's iQ-Check RT-PCR pathogen detection test kits, which cover pathogens including Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: statistical approach for finding somatic mutation-based associations, genomic and methylomic patterns in virulent and non-virulent forms of a swine respiratory pathogen, and more.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: Pseudomonas aeruginosa reference database, online catalog of genomic regions under selection in humans, and more.

Bunch at Once

The Scientist reports agricultural researchers are working on a gene-stacking tool.

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service will use the company's 3M Molecular Detection System for pathogen detection.

The multi-year cow genomics project aims to improve genetic selection and identify functional elements in the cow's genome.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

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The New York Times Magazine examines gender discrimination at the Salk Institute.

Science reports that MD Anderson Cancer Center has dismissed three researchers over foreign tie concerns.

A second death in gene therapy trial for type 1 spinal muscular atrophy is under investigation, according to Reuters.

In PLOS this week: antibiotic resistance patterns in Escherichia coli, a dozen genetic loci tied to varicose vein risk, and more.