This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, American researchers used genomic approaches to characterize bipolar disorder in individuals belonging to a large, well-documented Amish pedigree. Along with SNP and microsatellite data on 388 members of an Amish family, the team performed whole-genome sequencing on 50 of the study participants — data used for subsequent linkage and association analyses.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.