This Week in Science | GenomeWeb

In Science this week, Boston University School of Public Health's Paola Sebastiani and her colleagues retract their July 2010 paper, "Genetic signatures of exceptional longevity in humans." After accounting for technical errors and an inadequate quality control protocol, the "specific details of the new analysis change substantially from those originally published online to the point of becoming a new report." In their ret

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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.