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New male pattern baldness candidates turned up in an analysis of more than 70,000 individuals, including UK Biobank participants profiled for a prior baldness GWAS.

To Long Life

Researchers link genetic links between education and smoking and longevity.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: gene expression catalog for sheep, viral diversity among respiratory samples from camels, and more.

They demonstrated the applicability of the Simoa platform for nucleic acid detection, and miRNA detection in particular, as Quanterix prepares to launch a new system.

In Genome Biology this week: Parsi population history, genetic relationships between Sherpa and Tibetan populations, and more.

The Brainy Ones

A new study examines the role of rare variants in intelligence, according to New Scientist.

The University of Edinburgh analyzed more than 6,000 genomes in a year, an effort made possible by a computing center dubbed a "genome factory" by its director.

The virus spread according to a gravity model between large population centers, and its movements were affected by geographical distance.

A genome-wide association study involving more than 52,000 men led to variants linked to male pattern baldness, along with early SNP-based attempts to predict the trait.

An international team of researchers has uncovered leprosy in red squirrels of the British Isles.

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Researchers test gene therapy targeting a different cancer protein in a new trial, the New York Times reports.

Pennsylvania State University researchers found that salivary microRNAs could predict which kids would have longer concussion symptoms, according to NPR.

The Associated Press reports Alex Azar, the new Department of Health and Human Services secretary nominee, made millions of dollars as a pharmaceutical executive.

In PNAS this week: immune profiling of breast cancer, transposable element patterns in rice, and more.