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If you're desperate to know how others are faring on their stimulus grant applications, Writedit points out that you can go to RePORTER and check the box to "show only projects supported by NIH Recovery Act funds." (For example, you can look up that UCLA's Eric Sobel received $236,458 "for a storage array and computational cluster to dedicate to whole-genome sequencing and analysis at UCLA.") Writedit adds t

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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.