This Week in PLoS

In work published in PLoS Computational Biology this week, scientists have created a catalog of clinical phenotypic features of 174 disease genes in human mitochondria. Their calculations showed that genes sharing more similar phenotypes have a stronger tendency for functional interactions, and they predict 168 high-probability disease candidates.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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