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In Science this week, researchers describe their determination that N-terminally (Nt) acetylated Met residue could act as a degradation signal (degron), targeted by the Doa10 ubiquitin ligase, in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. They also show that Doa10 also recognized the Nt-acetylated alanaine, valine, serine, threonine, and cysteine residues.

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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.