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This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: exome sequencing ties PIK3C2A mutation to new Mendelian disorder, genetic profiles of Plasmodium species in Namibia, and more.

Genomic data for almost 300 ancient Eurasian horses points to lost equine lineages, horse relationships that reflect human interactions, and a recent loss in genetic diversity.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: antibiotic resistance patterns in Escherichia coli, a dozen genetic loci tied to varicose vein risk, and more.

Crusader bones, Lebanon

Sequence data for nine Crusaders buried in Lebanon identified individuals with European, Near Eastern, or mixed ancestry, but no lasting genetic effect on the wider population.

In a study of microbial genome data, researchers noted that many horizontal gene transfer events appeared to occur between different sites within the human body.

Neanderthals and woolly mammoths may have harbored similar genetic adaptations to the cold, according to the Jerusalem Post.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: 'reverse genome-wide association study' method; genetic links between Familial Mediterranean Fever and ankylosing spondylitis; and more.

With gut metagenomic sequences from two population cohorts, investigators identified associations between health traits and microbial structural variants.

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According to New Scientist, GEDmatch changed its terms and conditions over the weekend to opt its users out of law enforcement searches.

The Atlantic looks into time spent pursuing gene leads generated through candidate gene studies.

A twin study uncovers evidence that genes may influence whether someone gets a dog, Martha Stewart reports.

In PNAS this week: Cdx2 cells can help regenerate heart tissue in mice following a heart attack, PIWI-interacting small RNA levels in human cancer, and more.