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In its investigations of researchers who may have not disclosed foreign ties, the US National Science Foundation has taken action itself in 16 to 20 cases, Nature News reports. These actions include removing researchers from grants, ending grants, having funds be returned, or barring researchers from receiving future funding, it adds, noting the agency has referred others cases to the Department of Justice.

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Nature News reports that recent proposed changes to the US National Science Foundation have raised concerns about a shift away from the agency's focus on basic research.

Noel Rose, the "father of autoimmunity," has died at 92, the Washington Post reports.

According to CNN, Legionella was discovered in buildings leased by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they reopened following coronavirus pandemic-related closures.

In PLOS this week: genetic analysis of malaria parasite populations in Southeast Asia, genomic surveillance of yellow fever virus in São Paulo, and more.