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In PLoS Computational Biology this week, Michael Brudno published his short read aligner, SHRiMP, or SHort Read Mapping Package, which is a "set of algorithms and methods to map short reads to a genome, even in the presence of a large amount of polymorphism." The software is based on a fast read mapping technique for both regular letter-space and AB SOLiD, or color-space, reads.

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.