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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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.