This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from the University of Minnesota and elsewhere consider ties between gut microbiome shifts and mutational patterns in colorectal cancers. Using a combination of 16S ribosomal RNA sequencing-based gut microbiome profiling and whole-exome tumor-matched normal sequencing, the team searched for interactions between gut microbiome members and tumor genetics in 44 individuals with CRC.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.