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This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: resource to track Mendelian disease-related variants in dogs, microRNAs linked to atrial fibrillation in surgical patients, and more.

By Justin Petrone
A team of researchers at Oslo University Hospital has used arrays and other technologies to identify several gene signatures and biomarkers that could be used to diagnose and treat a number of cancers.

Taris is the latest MIT spinout to attract significant VC cash after receiving early-stage proof-of-concept funding from the school's Deshpande Center, further highlighting the center's ability to speed commercialization of MIT biomedical research.

In PLOS this week: grey wolf population genomics, mutations associated with lung adenocarcinoma survival, and more.

An opinion piece at Bloomberg discusses China's stance on genomic research.

Genetic ancestry testing can affect a person's sense of identity, the New York Times Magazine writes.

Nebula Genomics is launching its genome sequencing service for free for people who provide certain information about themselves, the Boston Globe reports.