This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, a French- and American-led team reports on findings from its genome and transcriptome sequencing study of the pathogenic yeast Cryptococcus neoformans from the grubii variety. As part of their annotation of the C. neoformans var. grubii genome, the researchers identified tens of thousands of intronic sequences, including more than 2,000 in untranslated regions.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.