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This Week in PLOS

Researchers in Portugal report on their characterization of the grapevine microbiome in PLOS One. Using 454 sequencing, the researchers examined the rDNA of the microflora living on some 50 grapevine leaves. Among the most abundant eukaryote the researchers uncovered were the early diverging fungi lineages and members of the Ascomycota phylum like Aureobasidium, while Proteobacteria, Firmicutes, and Actinobacteria were highly represented among the prokaryotes.

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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.