This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, a team from the US, Canada, and Germany describes findings from a genome-wide screen aimed at uncovering genetic factors behind the production of cell envelopes in Gram-negative bacteria.

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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.