Microbiome Battleground | GenomeWeb

Bacteriophages found in the mucus of a variety of organisms appear to be helping to fend off bacterial invasions of the host, a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports. Researchers led by Forest Rohwer at San Diego State University examined how phages adhere to the mucus and infect bacteria there.

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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.