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This Week in Nature

This issue is all about water, the growing global concerns over access to safe drinking water, adequate sanitation, and the effects of global climate change on water as resource. One of the related news items focuses on how biotech can help.

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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.