This Week in PLOS

Using stool samples collected over time from dozens of premature infants, a team from Brigham and Women's Hospital and elsewhere uncovered gut microbiome patterns associated with necrotizing enterocolitis — either in the first few weeks of life or slightly later. As they report in PLOS One, the researchers did 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing on hundreds of samples from 12 premature infants with necrotizing enterocolitis and 26 age-matched controls.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.