This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, a pair from the University of Oxford describes an endogenous DNA virus from the Herpesviridae family that they detected in the genome of a small primate called the Philippine tarsier. The researchers identified the within-genome viral sequences — related to herpesviruses from the same Roseolovirus genus as the human herpesvirus 6 and human herpesvirus 7 viruses — through a paleovirological and metagenomic analysis of multiple mammalian genomes.

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CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.