This Week in PLoS

Harvard's Stuart Shieber has penned an article for PLoS Biology this week arguing for leveling the playing field for open access journals. He says that this "inequity" can be remedied with a simple, cost-effective system.

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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.