If you've ever wondered about the donors behind fecal transplants, CNN sheds light on one such person, Eric a 24-year old research assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology whose 29 donations have resulted in 133 treatments. 

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.