At the Extreme

Researchers at Stanford University and elsewhere are testing the cardiovascular efficiency of hundreds of top athletes, the Mercury News reports. The Exercise at the Limit: Inherited Traits of Endurance project team is looking for individuals who have extremely efficient cardiovascular systems and then plans to sequence them to find genetic mutations linked to that ability.

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

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.