This Week in PLOS

A PLOS One paper by researchers from Spain and the US describes results from a low-coverage, whole-genome sequencing study of the filter-feeding Mediterranean mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis. The team tackled the genome, estimated at 1.6 billion bases, using paired-end sequencing and a variety of library insert sizes. It also did de novo transcriptome sequencing on four M. galloprovincialis tissue types.

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.