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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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.