This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Pathogens, researchers from Australia and the US explore co-evolution between myxoma viruses in the UK and European rabbits using viral isolates collected between 1954 and 1955 and between 2008 and 2013. The team used genome sequences, quantitative PCR, comparative genomic, and/or phylogenomic analyses to characterize European myxoma viruses alongside previously analyzed strains from Australia, where rabbits and myxoma viruses co-evolved independently.

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NPR reports that Turkish high school students will no longer study evolution.

Researchers report they sequenced and identified plant species in an "al fresco" laboratory.

An Australian team searches for genetic alterations linked to depression in hopes of developing personalized treatments, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PNAS this week: host contributors to typhoid fever risk, effects of obesity-related variants near TMEM18, and more.