This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, a Baylor College of Medicine-led team explores potential molecular mechanisms behind chromosomal insertion events. During Baylor Genetics testing on some 56,000 individuals using clinical array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) and fluorescence in situ hybridization, the researchers say, they saw 16 individuals with complex chromosomal insertions.

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The apple has traveled westward and eastward along the Silk Road, according to a new genetic analysis.

In Nature this week: GWAS data used to reposition drugs for psychiatric use, and more.

Genetic disease risk information doesn't always spur people to make healthy lifestyle changes, according to the Associated Press.

A University of California, San Diego-led team has used liquid biopsies to uncover possible treatments for patients with cancers of unknown primary.