This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a Stanford University-led team presents a blood-based, cell-free DNA-based approach for getting a glimpse at the microbes in the human body. The researchers did massive shotgun sequencing of cell-free DNA circulating in 1,351 blood samples from 156 heart, lung, or bone marrow transplant patients, or from 32 pregnant women, uncovering thousands of contigs from poorly characterized microbes.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more