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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Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.

In Genome Biology this week: approach to analyze alternative polyadenylation, algorithm to predict transcriptomic structural variations, and more.