This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Computational Biology this week, Sun Yat-Sen University's Zhiming Dai and Xianhua Dai show that "gene expression divergence is coupled to evolution of DNA structure in coding regions." More specifically, the duo reports its investigation of "the contribution of DNA three-dimensional structural evolution as cis to gene expression divergence" in yeast, in which it found that the two are correlated.

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A new report highlights the potential threats posed by advances in synthetic biology, NPR reports.

A Bloomberg reporter tried to get her genetic data deleted, but found it's not so simple to do.

Johns Hopkins University's Steven Salzberg and his colleagues have come up with a new estimate for the number of human genes, Nature News reports.

In Genome Research this week: study of intra-tumor heterogeneity, workflow resources for EPIGEN-Brazil, and more.