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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Researchers may experience the effects of the government shutdown for a while, the Los Angeles Times reports.

A new study finds that the majority of patients at a Tijuana clinic received a diagnosis after first-line genome sequencing, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

NPR reports that researchers in Italy are testing a gene drive aimed at controlling mosquito populations.

In Genome Biology this week: post-transcriptional modification-based stratification of glioblastoma, single-cell analysis of gene expression and methylation in human iPSCs, and more.