This Week in Nucleic Acids Research | GenomeWeb

DNA damage in Saccharomyces cerevisiae can prompt various changes to the budding yeast's protein abundance and its protein localization patterns, according to a study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The team exposed a library of yeast strains with fluorescently tagged proteins to a DNA damaging chemical called methyl methanesulfonate.

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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.