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A new coronavirus has appeared to have killed a man from Saudi Arabia and sickened a Qatari man who had traveled to Saudi Arabia, reports the BBC. The Qatari man was flown to London for treatment, and NPR's Shots blog adds that scientists from the UK Health Protection Agency have examined the virus' gene sequence and say that this virus is not SARS.

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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.