This Week in PLOS

A PLOS Genetics study suggests some of the same genes dialed up in central nervous system diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and schizophrenia have decreased expression in lung, prostate, and/or colorectal cancers (and vice versa), consistent with inverse co-morbidities for such conditions proposed from past epidemiological studies.

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.