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Newborns in a handful of US cities will soon be part of an effort to study whether whole-genome sequencing should be a regular component of healthcare for infants. Four pilot projects recently received $25 million in funding from the US National Institutes of Health to test sequencing as a part of newborn screening.

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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.