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In Nature, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, San Francisco, describe the creation of genetic programs from layered logic gates in single cells. To do so, they developed a set of transcriptional AND gates in Escherichia coli, which integrate two promoter inputs and control one promoter output.

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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.