This Week in PNAS | GenomeWeb

This Week in PNAS

In the PNAS Early Edition this week, investigators at the DDC Clinic for Special Needs Children in Middleton, Ohio, "describe an autosomal recessive condition characterized with cerebral vasculopathy and early onset of stroke in 14 individuals in Old Order Amish." Using candidate gene sequencing, they found that the condition is caused by a homozygous mutation in the SAMHD1 gene.

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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.