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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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.