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An editorial in this week's Nature points out that the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, which Congress is expected to pass, excludes military personnel from its protection. Already, the editorial adds, the defense department discharges some employees without benefits if their health problems can be attributed to a genetic predisposition.

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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.