Thermo Fisher Scientific has agreed to buy Life Technologies for $13.6 billion, reports Bloomberg News. Thermo Fisher will be paying $76 a share for the company, adds Daily Scan sister publication GenomeWeb Daily News.
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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.