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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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.