This Week in PLOS

A Peking University-led team reporting in PLOS Genetics describes RNA editing patterns they detected by sequencing DNA and RNA from multiple rhesus macaque tissues. Using data from one rhesus macaque, the researchers narrowed in on some 31,250 examples of RNA editing. Most of those appeared to be adenine to guanine swaps, they note, apparently due to adenosine deamination.

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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.