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Technical Tidbits

The Riken research team behind the recent pair of papers that purport to show a new method to derive stem cells — a method that has come under fire — has released a tipsheet that they say will help scientists trying to replicate their work, the Nature News Blog reports.

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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.