This Week in PLOS

A team from the US and China used genotyping with high-density arrays to narrow in on candidate loci linked to high altitude adaptations in a nomadic Mongolian population called the Deedu, known to have moved into an area known as the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau from the Mongolian steppes some 500 years ago.

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Researchers have treated an X-linked genetic disease affecting three babies in utero, Stat News reports.

The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.