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This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, researchers from The Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates describe the mixed-genome microarray method they used to characterize more than 200 strains of Legionella pneumophila, the bacterial species behind Legionnaires' disease. Using mixed-genome arrays targeting a few thousand L. pneumophila genome fragments, the group interrogated 222 environmental and clinical L. pneumophila strains collected in The Netherlands.

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The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.

The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.

Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.