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In Nature this week, researchers from Denmark report the discovery of a genetic variant that increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in people from Greenland, who stem from a small founder population and have a much higher rate of the disease than other populations.

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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.