This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, researchers from Ecuador sequenced and started characterizing a new single-stranded RNA virus identified in an Ecuadorian plant called babaco, a naturally created cross of two species from the Caricacea plant families. After establishing a nearly 6,700 base genome for the Potexvirus, the team compared it with other available virus sequences, including open reading frames from other potexviruses.

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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