This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, researchers from India use shotgun metagenomic sequencing to look at the microbes found on paper currency in that country. By sequencing DNA from bills deemed most and least circulated from Reserve Bank of India data, the team detected sequences coinciding with dozens of antibiotic resistance genes, as well as sequences believed to represent pathogenic and cellulose degrading organisms.

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CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.