This Week in PLOS

A PLOS One study suggests microbial communities may contribute to snow pack and surface snow features in the High Antarctic Plateau. A team from Italy and Belgium used a combination of 16S ribosomal RNA sequencing and fluorescence in situ hybridization, as well as phylogenetic approaches to assess snow samples collected at the Antarctic Plateau Concordia Research Station.

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Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.