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Researchers identified rises and declines in disease risk that appeared to coincide with the proportion of ancestry from Mapuche and Aymara populations.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: mitochondrial mutation linked to tubulointerstitial kidney disease, asthma protection variant, and more.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.

The Early Gut

The gut microbiome appears to have a role in infants' later risk of developing allergies and asthma, a new study says.

The findings could lead to a more personalized approach for preventing asthma in children, the researchers suggested.

Despite initial enthusiasm, the majority of enrollees haven't stayed engaged with the app and relatively few have submitted genetic data from 23andMe.

Researchers found that children who have taken macrolide antibiotics have distinctive microbiomes and that some of those changes are persistent.

Four bacterial genera are found at lower levels in the gut microbiomes of three-month-old infants believed to be at risk of developing asthma later in life.

Data for tens of thousands of UK Biobank participants revealed an overlapping set of variants involved in airflow obstruction in heavy and never smokers. 

This Week in Science

In Science this week: yeast spliceosome structure, and more.

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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.