This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Pathogens, researchers from China and Australia describe a form of recombinant Rousettus bat coronavirus containing a gene that appears to have originated in the bat orthoreovirus. The team detected the new virus with a combination of sequencing and RT-PCR targeting pan-coronavirus sequence while screening bat samples.

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Labs in the US and South Korea are hoping to bring the woolly mammoth back from beyond extinction, Newsweek writes.

Geneticist Adam Rutherford speaks with National Geographic about paleogenetics, race, and more.

Researchers link genetic links between education and smoking and longevity.

In PNAS this week: influence of gene environment interactions on polygenic traits, epigenetic features affecting fruit fly foraging, and more.