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This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Genetics, National University of Ireland at Cork's Douwe van Sinderen and his colleagues sequenced the genome of a dental cavity bacteria called Bifidobacterium dentium Bd1, finding features in it that help explain the bug's propensity for living in the mouth and causing cavities.

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In Nucleic Acids Research this week: nanopore sequencing workflow to detect antibiotic resistance in gut microbes, TSSPlant tool, and more.

Because gene-edited organisms can cross borders, Gizmodo wonders whether there should be an international body to govern their use.

HHS Secretary nominee Tom Price is to go in front of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today, NPR's Morning Edition reports.

Prior to being closed, Theranos' Arizona lab failed an inspection by regulators, according to the Wall Street Journal.