This Week in PLoS

In PLoS One this week, investigators at Tohoku University in Japan identify candidate polymorphic regions flanked on each side by conserved regions in the reference genomes for a variety of organisms and report primers they've designed based on these. The authors say these primers can be used "to amplify polymorphic genomic fragments of multiple nuclear genes in non-sequenced organisms."

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Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.

US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.

A CRISPR-themed meeting explored how the tool could and should be used, Wired reports.

In Science this week: database of proteins' effects on cancer, targeted error correction sequencing, and more.