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An international team led by investigators at University College Dublin describes efforts to sequence and start assessing the genome of a free-living, bacteria-consuming soil amoeba species called Acanthamoeba castellanii. Among the almost 15,500 predicted protein-coding genes in the A. castellanii genome, the researchers uncovered hundreds of genes believed to have made their way into the amoeba via a process known as inter-kingdom lateral gene transfer.

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The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.

The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.

Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.