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Washington University Medical Center's D. Ashley Hill published work in this week's advanced online edition of Science that implicates DICER1 mutations in development of familial pleuropulmonary blastoma (PPB), a rare pediatric lung tumor. First using a four-family linkage study, the scientists mapped the PPB locus to chromosome 14q, and from this singled out DICER1.

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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.