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This Week in PNAS

Scientists from the National Institute of Genomic Medicine in Mexico present an analysis of genomic diversity in Mexican Mestizo populations. The research was done with the goal of creating a better foundation for genomic medicine targeting Mexicans. "Our results provide evidence of genetic differences between Mexican subpopulations that should be considered in the design and analysis of association studies of complex diseases," the authors write.

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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.