This Week in PLOS

University of Colorado at Boulder researchers Jonathan Leff and Noah Feirer took stock of the microbial communities found on fresh fruits and vegetables for a PLOS One study. The pair used 16S ribosomal gene sequencing to canvass microbial community members on 11 types of fruit and vegetables purchased at Boulder grocery stores (including organic and non-organic representatives, in most cases).

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Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.

New Scientist reports that 20 percent of human and yeast proteins are uncharacterized.

The University of Zurich's Ruedi Aebersold and his colleagues analyzed a dozen HeLa cell lines to find differences in gene expression, protein levels, and more.

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.