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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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.