This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Biology this week, investigators at Stanford and their colleagues demonstrate that "a simple genetic architecture underlies morphological variation in dogs." By creating a high-density map of genetic variation through genotyping 915 dogs with various phenotypes across 60,968 SNPs, the team identified "51 regions of the dog genome associated with phenotypic variation among breeds in 57 traits." The authors write that "across dog breeds, a small number of quantitative

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.