This Week in PLoS

In PLoS One this week, a trio of researchers at the University of Oregon show that in Caenorhabditis elegans "compensatory mutations can be more frequent under high mutation rates and may alleviate a portion of the fitness lost due to the accumulation of deleterious mutations." To determine the ability of self-fertilizing nematode populations to "purge deleterious mutations at multiple loci," the Oregon team exposed C.

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This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.