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This Week in PLoS

A study in PLoS Genetics used genotype and gene expression data from 89 African-American samples to study the relationship between local gene expression and genetic ancestry. Surprisingly, the researchers found that only about 12 percent of difference in gene expression is due to cis-acting variants.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.

The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.

The first Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology papers show mixed results.

In Nature this week: mobile phone-based targeted DNA sequencing, and more.