This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, Colorado State University researchers report on results from a yeast genetic screen for sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation. Using randomly mutagenized yeast libraries missing the usual copy of a yeast prion protein called Sup35, the team searched for amino acid residues prompting the accumulation or breakdown of aggregation-prone, prion-like domain models from Sup35 and/or two human proteins.

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Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.

Elephants may have "re-animated" a pseudogene to help stave off cancer, according to the New York Times.