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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New Mexico is re-doing its proposed science education standards after criticism, the Associated Press reports.

Agbio executives say gene editing will speed up breeding efforts, according to the Wall Street Journal.

La Trobe University's Jenny Graves has won the $250,000 Prime Minister's Prize for Science, the Guardian reports.

In Cell this week: post-treatment changes to melanoma genome, multi-omics analysis of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, and more.