This Week in PLOS

A Russia-led team takes a look at Yersinia pestis plague patterns in Kyrgyzstan for a paper appearing in PLOS One. Using a combination of PCR, SNP typing, and/or whole-genome sequencing, the researchers traced genetic profiles for Y. pestis in 56 strains collected at rugged, high mountain sites in Kyrgyzstan over roughly five decades.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more