This Week in PLOS

A team from China, the US, and the UK analyzed array-based methylation profiles in blood samples from more than 650 individuals to track epigenetic patterns associated with aging. As they reported in PLOS Genetics, the researchers re-analyzed methylation data for individuals between the ages of 19- and 101-years-old, looking at age-related methylation across the genome and in relation to shifts in representation by different blood cell types.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

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