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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Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.