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This Week in PLOS

Northwestern University's Serdar Bulun and colleagues used array-based methylation and gene expression profiling for a PLOS Genetics study aimed at identifying epigenetic shifts associated with endometriosis. By comparing endometriosis samples — the altered endometrial tissue that grows outside the uterus in affected individuals — with healthy endometrial tissue, the group narrowed in on more than 400 genes with disease-associated methylation and expression changes.

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An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA search to stop-and-frisk policies.

The San people of Africa have drawn up a code of conduct for researchers, according to the Conversation.

In Nature this week: genotypes linked to hip osteoarthritis, and more.

Startup companies are taking on personalized medicine, CNET reports.