This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, an international team led by investigators in Australia and the UK outlines a strategy for sequencing the malaria-causing parasite Plasmodium vivax from clinical samples. The approach involves filtering out patient's white blood cells before a short parasite-culturing stint from the cells that remain, researchers say, steps that curb human DNA contamination while upping the proportion of parasite DNA available for sequencing.

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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.