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This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Biology this week, members of the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements — or ENCODE — Project Consortium present an overview of the initiative in the form of a user's guide. The group hopes the guide will "facilitate the interpretation of the human genome" using ENCODE data.

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In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.

Arizona is planning to sue Theranos for "deceptive acts" and misrepresentations of its "capabilities and operation."

If confirmed as Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price says he will divest himself of certain holdings, according to Stat News.

Oliver Smithies, who won the Nobel Prize in 2007, has died, the New York Times reports.