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A team from Germany and Denmark explores gene flow patterns in common ash (Fraxinus excelsior) plants growing in an isolated and fragmented German forest. As they explain in PLOS One, the researchers considered more than a dozen microsatellite markers in leaf, bud, and/or embryo tissue from trees documented as male, female, or hermaphrodite.

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Researchers uncovered the HIV virus within a tissue sample collected in 1966, the Atlantic reports.

Nature News reports there are a handful of clinical trials underway to evaluate vaginal microbiome seeding of newborns born via caesarian section.

The Washington Post writes that humans may have contributed to the extinction of cave bears some 20,000 years ago.

In PLOS this week: gene variant may protect against trypanosomiasis, GLIS3 role in type 2 diabetes, and more.