This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, Yale School of Medicine researchers describe signs of positive selection spanning common variants implicated in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The team modeled natural selection scenarios using allelic patterns from genome-wide association studies of ASD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia, identifying variants with incomplete selection in ASD.

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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.