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In early online publication, scientists performed a genome-wide SNP scan in patients with cystic fibrosis to identify IFRD1 as a modifier of cystic fibrosis lung disease severity. In vivo, IFRD1 deficiency caused delayed bacterial clearance from the airway, suggesting that IFRD1 has its effect by regulating neutrophil effector function.

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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.