This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Harvard University, the Broad Institute, and elsewhere describe a recombination density-based scheme for calibrating mutation rates in human genomes. The team applied the approach — which relies on clues from fine-scale recombination mapping to track mutation accumulations — to diploid genome sequences from eight individuals from non-African populations.

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US News & World Report writes that genetic testing of lung tumors can help identify treatments for patients.

A team of researchers plans to sample Loch Ness for environmental DNA, according to Newsweek.

The New York Times writes about the appearance of mosaicism in healthy people.

In PNAS this week: insecticide resistance patterns Anopheles gambiae mosquito, transcriptome patterns in Pseudomonas aeruginosa during infection, and more.