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 Science this week: gene regulation changes linked to human brain evolution, and more.

The New York Stem Cell Foundation's Initiative on Women in Science and Engineering working group presents seven strategies to promote gender equality in the sciences.

Researchers link a genetic variation to the ability to quickly process arsenic in people living in the Andes Mountains.

A small portion of pregnant women who've undergone non-invasive prenatal testing have found out from the test that they have cancer.