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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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.