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In this week's Science, a group of Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry researchers describe a new high-resolution mass spectrometric method for identifying and quantifying secreted proteins, demonstrating it on proteins released from immune cells upon receptor ligation. The work "enables a systematic dissection of signaling pathways and the identification of proteins with transcriptionally independent or unexpected extracellular functions," the researchers 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.