This Week in PLOS

Ghent University researchers examined how well a dozen commercial bisulfite kits fared for DNA fragmentation and DNA recovery. As they report in PLOS One, they assessed the performance of the kits by coupling them with gel electrophoresis, qPCR and digital PCR, and next-generation sequencing to find clear differences between the kits.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.