This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Genetics this week, a large, international research consortium reports data from its two-stage genome-wide association study to determine whether common genetic variants modify penetrance for BRCA2 mutation carriers. First, the team genotyped nearly 600,000 SNPs from more than 800 young affected and unaffected carriers, and stratified the individuals based on their BRCA2*6174delT status.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.