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A study in Genome Biology outlines the impacts that human health and lifestyle can have on the dynamics of the gut and salivary microbiomes over time. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and elsewhere used 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing to tally up microbial community members in stool and saliva samples collected daily from two healthy men over a year.

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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.