This Week in PLOS

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University and elsewhere used comparative genomics to characterize a so-called "super-shedder" strain of Escherichia coli — work they describe in PLOS One. After sequencing the genome of the E. coli O157 strain SS17, the team compared it with existing E. coli sequences, determining that SS17 shares features with a hyper-virulent O157 subgroup that clusters with E. coli linked to spinach-borne outbreaks.

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Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.

US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.

A CRISPR-themed meeting explored how the tool could and should be used, Wired reports.

In Science this week: database of proteins' effects on cancer, targeted error correction sequencing, and more.