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This Week in PLOS

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

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: multi-omic analysis of Atlantic Ocean samples, miR-351 linked to hepatic fibrosis during Schistosoma infection, and more.

Using whole-exome sequencing early in the diagnostic process could save $3,500 on average in patients who obtain a diagnosis from it and $1,700 in patients who do not.

China's BGI has partnered with Utrecht University and the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands to conduct genomics research, the institutions said this week.

The Dutch array vendor is working closely with partners in the pharmaceutical industry and academia to optimize internally developed kinase-screening assays for use in drug discovery and as companion diagnostics.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.