This Week in PLOS

Individuals with chronic periodontitis tend to have distinct microbial communities in deep pockets around their teeth compared to those at healthier sites closer to the surface, according to a PLOS One study by Virginia Commonwealth University researchers. The team used 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing to characterize paired shallow and deep oral microbiome samples from 88 individuals with chronic periodontal disease.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.