This Week in PLoS

In a paper appearing this week in PLoS Computational Biology, Forest Rohwer at San Diego State University and colleagues have published software for comparing metagenomic sequence data. Genome relative Abundance and Average Size is "a complete software package that provides improved estimates of community composition and average genome length for metagenomes in both textual and graphical formats," they say in the abstract.

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Osamu Shimomura, who won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on green fluorescent protein, has died.

The US National Institutes of Health has developed guidelines to gauge whether frail chimpanzees are healthy enough to be moved to a retirement sanctuary.

In PLOS this week: analytical approach for finding new genetic associations, analysis of Streptococcus pyogenes-infecting viruses, and more.

Stat News reports that the head of IBM Watson Health is leaving her post.