This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Pathogens, researchers from Tufts University and elsewhere present results from a transposon insertion sequencing-based screen of the Lyme disease-causing pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi. Through high-throughput sequencing on a transposon library of B. burgdorferi representatives exposed to reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, the team searched for genes involved in oxidative stress response in B.

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

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