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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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.