Despite its relatively low profile since it kicked off its third phase last spring, the Broad Institute's RNAi Consortium is proceeding apace, although its mission has expanded beyond its initial focus of just RNAi.
The publication comes as the RNAi Consortium looks to expand its work beyond gene silencing to include gain-of-function research.
While the exact goals of the so-called TRC3 have yet to be defined, the initiative expects that these will include the expansion of its scope to include reagents targeting non-coding RNAs.
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.