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This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Biology this week, investigators in Belgium present cisTargetX, a new computational method "that predicts transcription factor binding motifs and their target genes through the integration of gene expression data and comparative genomics." Using three Drosophila species, the team first validated their method in silico; their subsequent perturbations of predicted neurogenesis transcription factors and gene-expression analyses via microarrays, showed

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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.