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This Week in PLOS

A PLOS One study by Swiss researchers suggests individuals may have distinct and distinguishable metabolite profiles in their breath. The research team used real-time mass spectrometry to assess exhaled compounds in breath samples from six men and five women. Analyses of the samples — taken at multiple times per day for each individual over nine days — revealed consistent core metabolite "breathprints" that were specific to each individual and remained stable over time.

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In Genome Biology this week: comparative genomics study of Aspergillus, genetic variation in indigenous African cattle, and more.

Some people who harbor genetic variants associated with disease show no signs and may give insight into the continuum of symptoms, Spectrum reports.

Some 57 snow monkeys at a Japanese zoo were found to be rhesus macaque hybrids, which are banned in Japan.

British researchers say they've been removed from EU grant applications, according to the Guardian.