This Week in PLoS

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 have treated an X-linked genetic disease affecting three babies in utero, Stat News reports.

The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.