This article has been updated to correct the previously reported number of myopia genes identified by Qiagen's analysis from 46 to 26, and to note that only 12 of these genes were implicated in eye phenotypes not 17

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In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of Malaysian tuberculosis strain, database of bat genomes, and more.

An editorial appearing at The Scientist bemoans the high numbers of mitochondrial genome papers and suggests a different path for mitochondrial genome research.

Researchers and drug developers are excited about the potential of CRISPR-Cas9-based therapeutics, the Wall Street Journal reports.

US lawmakers want to develop a new incarnation of the National Children's Study, ScienceInsider reports.