This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Computational Biology, Australian researchers report that they developed a new method to study recombination in closely related HIV genomes. Their approach takes advantage of the small changes that can occur in the HIV genome that do not affect viral proteins or how infective the virus is.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.