This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, researchers from Oman, the UK, and Portugal explore the genetic diversity in tick-transmitted Theileria annulata parasite in Oman. The team did PCR amplification and assessment on 10 microsatellite and mini-satellite markers for T. annulata in hundreds of blood samples from cattle populations in the Batinah, Dhira, Sharqia, and Dhofar regions of the country.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.