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An editorial from the University of Virginia's William Wulf and Anita Jones is encouraging scientists to serve, if called, in science and technology policy positions in the new US administration. "Without unrelenting oversight by individuals with technical expertise to ensure sound implementation, foolish actions will be taken," they warn.

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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.