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Bellybuttonome

Science has finally breached the abyss, the ultimate heart of darkness, the deepest jungle … the belly button.

In a report in PLOS One this week, researchers from a handful of institutions say that they have found more than 2000 bacterial and archaeal phylotypes in the navels of 60 volunteers — an average of 67 different bacteria types per belly button.

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The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.

The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.

Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.