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This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: resource to track Mendelian disease-related variants in dogs, microRNAs linked to atrial fibrillation in surgical patients, and more.

By Justin Petrone
A team of researchers at Oslo University Hospital has used arrays and other technologies to identify several gene signatures and biomarkers that could be used to diagnose and treat a number of cancers.

Taris is the latest MIT spinout to attract significant VC cash after receiving early-stage proof-of-concept funding from the school's Deshpande Center, further highlighting the center's ability to speed commercialization of MIT biomedical research.

An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.