This Week in PLOS

In an essay in PLOS Biology, a team from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory argues that high-throughput DNA sequencing may offer a window into the connections between neurons in the mouse brain. The team outlines the nuts and bolts of its proposed sequencing-based method, dubbed "barcoding of individual neuronal connections," or BOINC.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.