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Stanford University researchers used cell-free DNA sequencing to profile microbes present in more than 650 blood samples from 96 recent heart or lung transplant recipients over the span of two years. In the process, they identified sequences from an opportunistic viral pathogen in the anelloviridae family that appears to take hold in the bloodstream when a transplant recipient's immune system is dampened by anti-rejection drugs.

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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.