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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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In PLOS this week: parent-of-origin effects, framework to uncover clinically important mutations from whole genome sequence data, and more.

A survey of Cincinnati schoolchildren finds teenagers want to know their genetic predisposition to disease, LiveScience reports.

More and more universities are helping their researchers patent their inventions, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Cancer Research UK unveils seven 'grand challenges' that it will fund researchers to tackle.