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This week, Bitesize Bio's Marisa Fernández-Cachón outlines the advantages and disadvantages of earning a PhD or doing a postdoc abroad. Having made the move herself — she earned her undergraduate degree and began her graduate training in Barcelona before moving to Germany's Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, where she is now a PhD candidate — Fernández-Cachón speaks of the transition from experience.

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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.