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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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.