This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, researchers from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the University of Pennsylvania report on an analytical technique known as "mixed modeling of meta-analysis p-values," or MixMAP. The statistical method is designed to unearth associations at the locus level from existing data from genome-wide association studies, they say, by taking into account both SNP-level associations and genome structure.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.