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This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: nasopharyngeal microbiota among young children, splice variant linked to oculocutaneous albinism in a dog breed, and more.

The Save the Redwoods League is teaming with researchers to sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.

The grants include awards for projects using genetics to identify differences in how ASD affects boys versus girls, and how to improve treatments.

Tempus will work with the center to develop personalized medicine regimens for cancer patients, initially focusing on hematological and pancreatic malignancies.

University of California, Davis researchers have filmed single DNA strands undergoing replication, Newsweek reports.

By combining in vivo and in vitro proximity ligation technologies, highly accurate and contiguous genomes can help accelerate more traditional, genetic-marker based crop breeding.

The PREDICT/PDF-2180 virus is the latest coronavirus identified in a bat species, supporting a potential bat reservoir role in the evolution of such viruses.

Though they face challenges in sample collection, data analysis and storage, and funding, the EBP researchers are optimistic they will succeed.

Researchers are using gene editing to develop more robust livestock and crops, AFP reports.

Genomic analysis of Shigella outbreak strains indicates increased virulence and antibiotic resistance.

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Labs in the US and South Korea are hoping to bring the woolly mammoth back from beyond extinction, Newsweek writes.

Geneticist Adam Rutherford speaks with National Geographic about paleogenetics, race, and more.

Researchers link genetic links between education and smoking and longevity.

In PNAS this week: influence of gene environment interactions on polygenic traits, epigenetic features affecting fruit fly foraging, and more.