This Week in PLOS

A pair of researchers from the University of Chicago has found that genetic drift plays a key role in the genetic diversity of a population of pathogens. As they report in PLOS Biology this week, the duo developed a mathematical model of the behavior of baculoviruses that infect gypsy moths.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.