Britain's Guardian is gearing up for the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection tomorrow with a guide to On the Origin of Species, including chapter extracts, as well as essays from Richard Dawkins, Richard Harries, and Laurence Hurst. The excerpts discuss where new species come from, the driving force behind evolution, and why the fossil record has gaps. The essays look into science and faith, genomics, why Darwin does matter.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.