This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, researchers from India used comparative genomics on sequences from clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to put together a pangenome for the tuberculosis-causing bug. The team considered genomes from 96 M. tuberculosis complex strains for its analysis — a set that included assemblies for eight newly sequenced clinical isolates from India.

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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

Salmon with shorter telomeres survive to make the trip back to their river homes, New Scientist reports.

In PLOS this week: vaginal microbiome composition, population patterns of Chagas-carrying Rhodnius ecuadoriensis, and more.