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In a PLoS One paper published this week, Stanford University School of Medicine's Atul Butte and his colleagues show that "non-synonymous and synonymous coding SNPs show similar likelihood and effect size of human disease association." By surveying more than 20,000 disease-SNP associations from 2,113 GWAS papers, Butte et al.

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.