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This Week in PNAS

In this week's PNAS Early Edition, an international team led by investigators at Yonsei University present RiceNet, "an experimentally tested genome-scale gene network for a monocotyledonous species." The authors say RiceNet can also "accurately predict gene function in another major monocotyledonous crop species, maize," and further, that it could facilitate the "engineering of pathways critical to crop productivity."

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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.