This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, researchers from Portugal, France, France, and the UK explore genetic diversity patterns in domesticated rabbits. Based on microsatellite marker patterns for 471 representatives from 16 domestic rabbit breeds and more than a dozen wild rabbits from France or Iberia, the team estimated that rabbit genetic diversity dropped by roughly one-fifth during the process of domestic breed formation.

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The US National Institutes of Health has developed guidelines to gauge whether frail chimpanzees are healthy enough to be moved to a retirement sanctuary.

Osamu Shimomura, who won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on green fluorescent protein, has died.

In PLOS this week: analytical approach for finding new genetic associations, analysis of Streptococcus pyogenes-infecting viruses, and more.

Stat News reports that the head of IBM Watson Health is leaving her post.