This Week in PLOS

Researchers from Sweden and Australia looked at methylation shifts in adipose tissue from dozens of men embarking on a six-month exercise regimen — work that they describe in PLOS Genetics. Using array-based approaches, the team assessed methylation patterns across the genome in 31 healthy men — 15 with a family history of diabetes and 16 without — who initially reported low levels of physical activity.

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Harold Varmus, the director of the National Cancer Institute, has announced that he is stepping down after nearly five years.