This Week in PLoS

In a paper published in PLoS One, investigators at the University of Vienna and Medical University Vienna, along with their colleagues at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, this week present BiSS — Bisulfite Sequencing Scorer — "a new method applying Smith-Waterman alignment to map bisulfite-converted reads to a reference genome." Beyond predicting the methylation status of each cytosine, "BiSS also provides an estimate of the methylation degree at each genomic site," the Austri

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CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.