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This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, an international group of researchers led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute's Mike Stratton followed up on their recent publication of lung and melanoma genomes with a paper looking at rearrangements in breast cancer. Using paired-end sequencing, the team found more than 2,000 chromosomal rearrangements in 24 breast cancers — more than expected in breast cancer.

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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.