This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Norway and Sweden describe forms of selective constraint involving connectivity between co-expression networks. Using RNA sequencing and genome re-sequencing, the team profiled gene expression in buds from a natural aspen (Populus tremula) tree population as they transitioned from winter buds to flushing buds.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.