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This Week in Nature

In the current issue of Nature, scientists at the Broad Institute, among others, looked at the evolution of pathogenicity in six Candida species and compared these and related pathogens and non-pathogens. They found that large genomic tracts are homozygous in three diploid species and, surprisingly, key components of the mating and meiosis pathways are missing from several species, they write.

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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.