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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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.