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Years and Years

A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: non-coding RNA function in yeast, transcriptomic profiles of malaria parasites, and more.

The partners are aiming to broaden the applicability of Genetic Technologies' BrevaGenplus breast cancer risk assessment test.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: Tasmanian tiger genome sequence, and more.

Tasmanian tiger/thylacine/Tasmanian wolf

A genomic analysis of the Tasmanian tiger pointed to early genetic diversity declines in the species, while offering clues to convergent canid features.

A pair of researchers presents a new approach for gauging forensic Y-chromosome profile matches in PLOS Genetics.

Australian researchers call for carrier screening for cystic fibrosis, fragile X syndrome, and spinal muscular atrophy, Cosmos reports.

Using genome-wide association and targeted sequencing approaches, research teams continue to tally up genetic contributors and candidate genes in breast cancer.

In Genome Biology this week: computational approach for analyzing noisy single-cell sequencing profiles, eQTLs of dilated cardiomyopathy, and more.

The international team says its findings may explain the evolutionary reasons for the maintenance of coronary artery disease in human populations.

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.