This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, Swedish researchers describe a phylogenetic study of hepatitis E viruses found in that country's moose population. The team used a PCR-based assay and serological analyses to test blood or fecal samples collected from 231 moose in several Swedish counties, searching for signs of virus — a divergent form of HEV compared to those that infect humans, pigs, deer, and wild boars.

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Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, writes.

The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.

Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.