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The Wall Street Journal reports on research out of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center from scientists trying to develop a "'swish-and-spit' test" for head and neck cancers. The test would be geared toward high-risk people and would examine cells in the saliva to look for the genetic signature of cancer.

 

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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.