This Week in PLoS

Science bloggers Shelley Batts, Nicholas Anthis, and Tara Smith have penned a piece for PLoS Biology, advocating for universities to encourage more blogging from tenured faculty. They also propose a vetting system that would determine which blogs are worth supporting.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more