This Week in PLOS

Northwestern University's Serdar Bulun and colleagues used array-based methylation and gene expression profiling for a PLOS Genetics study aimed at identifying epigenetic shifts associated with endometriosis. By comparing endometriosis samples — the altered endometrial tissue that grows outside the uterus in affected individuals — with healthy endometrial tissue, the group narrowed in on more than 400 genes with disease-associated methylation and expression changes.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.