This Week in PLoS

In a paper appearing in PLoS Genetics this week, a large team led by investigators at the University of Colorado at Boulder estimates that "the odds of schizophrenia increase by [around] 17 percent for every 1 percent increase in genome-wide autozygosity," based on its analysis of genome-wide SNP data from 9,388 cases and 12,456 controls.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.