This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from the Michigan State University and Harvard Medical School explore the consequences of sexual recombination during the process of bacterial evolution by Escherichia coli. Starting with a dozen evolving E. coli populations, the team repeatedly introduced another high-frequency recombination strain of E.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.