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An international team led by investigators at the University of California, San Diego, used whole-genome sequencing to search for clues to the genetics of altitude adaptation in Ethiopian highlanders. The researchers' whole-genome re-sequencing efforts focused on 13 individuals who were native to high-altitude locales in Ethiopia, including six from a population living on the Bale Plateau and seven from Chennek field in the Simien mountains.

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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.