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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NPR reports that Turkish high school students will no longer study evolution.

Researchers report they sequenced and identified plant species in an "al fresco" laboratory.

An Australian team searches for genetic alterations linked to depression in hopes of developing personalized treatments, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PNAS this week: host contributors to typhoid fever risk, effects of obesity-related variants near TMEM18, and more.