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So Much Data

The Personal Genome Project has grown from having 10 participants in 2005 to now having more than 3,360 enrolled participants and more than 600 of them have had their data posted online, the New York Times writes.

The PGP aims to find 100,000 people to volunteer as research subjects whose data — spanning genetic, microbiome, health record, and other data types — will be made publicly available.

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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.