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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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.