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In a column at the Washington Post, American Enterprise Institute scholar Christina Hoff Sommers writes that President Obama's plan to extend Title IX from athletics to the sciences "ought to give people pause." She says that Title IX has boosted women's participation in athletics but at the cost of male athletes, and she thinks the same will happen in the sciences.

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Harold Varmus, a former NIH director, says that proposed reductions to the agency's budget are worrisome.

The Genome 10K project is to sequence about 10,000 vertebrate genomes, including ones of endangered species, Digital Trends reports.

The new Coalition to Save NIH Funding aims to educate lawmakers and the public on the significance of biomedical research.

In PLOS this week: analysis of viral sequences from human blood samples, gut microbiomes of heart failure patients, and more.