This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Spain, France, Japan, and the Netherlands track methylation in human gametes, pre-implantation embryos, and placental tissue, providing evidence for transient maintenance of some differentially methylated regions originating in human oocytes in placental tissue.

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Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.