This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, the University of Chicago's Anna Di Rienzo and collaborators from the US and Ethiopia report on potential genetic contributors to thin air adaptation in two Ethiopian populations. From genome-wide SNP array data for individuals from Amhara or Oromo populations living at high and low altitudes, the team determined that the Ethiopian populations do not seem to share high altitude hemoglobin adaptations reported in Tibetan populations in the past.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.