This Week in PLOS

The University of Pennsylvania's Hakon Hakonarson and colleagues used transcriptome profiles of colonic mucus to look for gene expression shifts associated with ulcerative colitis. As they report in PLOS One, the investigators relied on a gene set enrichment analysis approach to assess three sets of gene expression data generated on endoscopic colon biopsy samples with microarrays.

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This Week in PLOS

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In PLOS this week: phylogenetic study of hepatitis E viruses in Swedish moose, recombination sites in the honeybee genome, and more.