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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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

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The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.