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This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Genetics, a paper links genetic and fossil data. Robert Meredith from the University of California, Riverside, is first author on work that sequenced most of the protein-coding region of the enamelin gene in four different orders of placental mammals that lack teeth or have teeth without enamel. In all cases, they found frameshift mutations and/or stop codons that result in a mutated, dysfunctional form of the enamelin protein.

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In Science this week: metagenomic-based technique for determining protein structure, and more.

An academic laments the rise of narcissism in the sciences, the Guardian reports.

Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.

The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.