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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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In Science this week: genetic target for urothelial bladder cancer treatment, and more.

At the Conversation, the University of Oxford's Michael Macklay writes that learning genetic risk of disease is a personal decision.

Two dozen scientific organizations have endorsed the March for Science, according to ScienceInsider.

Researchers in Japan describe a chimpanzee with a chromosomal abnormality similar to human Down syndrome, Mashable reports.