This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Biology, researchers from Japan report on their study examining the boundaries of heterochromatic regions in yeast, particularly focusing on HMR, HML, and telomere regions. Using fluorescently labeled proteins to track gene expression changes that occur over generations of a single cell, they found that epigenetic gene expression is reversible and is regulated by the histone acetylation state.

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Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.