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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.

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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.

With FALCON-Phase, investigators used PacBio long reads and Hi-C data from Phase Genomics to assemble a haplotype-phased, diploid genome for a hybrid bull.

The US Department of Agriculture says it won't regulate genome-edited plants.

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Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.