This Week in PLOS

A team from Human Longevity, the University of California, San Francisco, and the J. Craig Venter Institute presents findings from an analysis of viral sequences in blood samples from more than 8,200 individuals who'd had their genomes sequenced. When they focused on viral sequences in the non-human reads retained from these sequencing efforts, the researchers uncovered sequences corresponding to 94 DNA viruses, RNA viruses, or proviruses.

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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.