This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genome and transcriptome sequencing study of a pathogenic yeast, gene-diet interaction in colorectal cancer risk, and more.

From the Skin, hESCs

Researchers report advance in somatic cell nuclear transfer to generate embryonic stem cells.

Cautiously Optimistic

People in the US are warily optimistic about technological and scientific advances.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: Neanderthal and Denisovan methylation maps, and more.

Synthetic Futures

The synthetic biology game is starting to heat up.

Its Own Strain

A genetic analysis of the Ebola virus causing the West African outbreak indicates it evolved in parallel to nearby strains.

Stress of the Father

Mice that experience trauma have altered microRNA expression that is passed on to their progeny.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: Down's syndrome analysis, and more.

Systemic Overhaul Needed

Researchers argue that the US biomedical research system is broken and needs to be fixed.

DNA or Pap?

Some women's health groups are urging FDA to shrug off committee's advice and not approve HPV test.

The Insurance Question

The New York Times asks whether life, disability, and long-term care insurance companies should be prohibited from seeing genetic testing results.

This Week in Nucleic Acids Research

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: web server for predicting, profiling protein backbone movements; multiplexed direct genomic selection; and more.

Varying Risk

The APOE4 allele may confer a greater risk of Alzheimer's disease on women.