This Week in PLOS

Two microbial species are especially common in the core community of microbes inside the human bed bug, Cimex lectularius, according to a PLOS One study. The University of Cincinnati's Regina Baucom and company used 16S ribosomal RNA sequencing to characterize collections of intra-bed bug microbes, using 31 bed bug samples collected at eight urban sites across Ohio. The analysis turned up a range of microbial species, researchers say.

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Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.