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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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.