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In Genome Biology this week, a trio of investigators in Sweden reports its use of "genome-wide strain-specific SNP data from 64 strains of budding yeast to determine whether adaptive positive selection is correlated with protein regions showing propensity for different classes of structure conformation." By incorporating phylogenetic and population genetic data into their analyses, the researchers observed "a significantly higher degree of positive Darwinian selection in intrinsically disordered re

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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.