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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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.

MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.

In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.