This Week in PLOS

Korean researchers used 16S ribosomal RNA sequencing to characterize microbial communities in the mouths of dogs and their human owners for a study in PLOS One. Using samples from four mouths, spit samples from one human from each dog's household, and two human controls from other homes, the team uncovered dog and human oral microbiome members from almost 250 operational taxonomic units and eight bacterial phyla.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.