This Week in PNAS

In this week's PNAS Early Edition, a team led by investigators at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine reports on its functional screen of RNA-binding proteins in yeast. The team aimed to identify amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-associated candidates similar to those RNA-binding proteins, FUS and TDP-43, that were previously identified as associated with ALS.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.