This Week in PLOS

Researchers from the Netherlands report in PLOS Computational Biology this week on their Bayesian-based approach that uncovered novel RIG-I-like receptor (RLR) regulators. The RLR pathway, they note, helps identify cytosolic viral DNA, which then sets off type I interferon production and the innate immune response.

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Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.