Sequester's Second Chance | GenomeWeb

The new March 1 deadline for the US lawmakers to come up with an alternative to the prevent deep, across-the-board cuts known as a sequester is beginning to loom large, and ScienceInsider give a rundown of what those $85 billion in cuts could mean for research and researchers.

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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.

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