This Week in PLoS

Investigators at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and at Life Technologies report in a PLoS One paper their "comparison of three targeted enrichment strategies on the SOLiD sequencing platform." They assessed the performance of Nimblegen's oligonucleotide hybridization array-based capture, Agilent's SureSelect oligonucleotide hybridization solution-based capture, and Raindance Technologies' multiplexed PCR-based approach.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.