This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Genetics, an international team led by investigators at Georg-August-University Göttingen in Germany this week reports its use of whole-genome sequence data to predict quantitative trait phenotypes, like startle-induced locomotor behavior, in Drosophila melanogaster.

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Polygamy amplified a rare genetic disease in area near Arizona-Utah border, BBC Future reports.

Simple de-identification methods can protect information in a database from attackers, a new study suggests.

Genetic ancestry testing led one woman to learn that her father and another baby boy had been switched at birth, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: approach to visualize chromatin structure in nuclei, and more.