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This Week in PLoS

Researchers report the genome sequence of Cupriavidus necator JMP134, a β-proteobacterium and pollutant degrader, in PLoS ONE this week. Its genome consists of two chromosomes and two plasmids containing 6,631 protein-coding genes. C. necator JMP134 shows the potential for catabolosim of "almost all" proteinogenic amino acids, the researchers note.

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In PLOS this week: genetic study of breast cancer in Egyptian families, mutations linked to cleft lip and palate, and more.

Council Bluffs, Iowa, schools are encouraging more girls to pursue STEM courses, according to the Associated Press.

Because of new open-access requirements, Gates Foundation-funded researchers can't publish in some top journals, Nature News reports.

In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.