This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases study, members of the International Typhoid Consortium describe findings from a molecular surveillance study of the Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi) in Nigeria. By screening blood cultures from more than 10,000 children treated at sites in central or northwest Nigeria, the team narrowed in on bacterial infections, including almost 400 infections caused by S. Typhi. The researchers randomly selected a subset of 128 S.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.