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This Week in PNAS

Researchers with Cornell University and the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research report on a new virus that appears to contribute to Theiler disease, an acute form of hepatitis in horses that's transmitted via blood products. The team performed metatranscriptomic sequencing on blood serum samples from horses involved in a Theiler disease outbreak and on a plasma product given to horses before they became ill.

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Pacific Biosciences is hosting a competition in which researchers are vying to win free sequencing for an organism with the most interesting genome.

An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.

The San people of Africa have drawn up a code of conduct for researchers, according to the Conversation.

In Nature this week: genotypes linked to hip osteoarthritis, and more.