This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, the University of Edinburgh's Pamela Wiener and colleagues from the UK and the Netherlands look at genetic signatures coinciding with diversifying selection in European pigs. The team used a pig-specific Porcine60K chip to assess SNP patterns in the genomes of pigs from 13 European breeds and their wild boar cousins.

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NPR reports that Turkish high school students will no longer study evolution.

Researchers report they sequenced and identified plant species in an "al fresco" laboratory.

An Australian team searches for genetic alterations linked to depression in hopes of developing personalized treatments, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PNAS this week: host contributors to typhoid fever risk, effects of obesity-related variants near TMEM18, and more.