This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, Stanford University researchers describe de novo mutations associated with enhanced risk of preterm birth, based on findings from a genome sequencing study involving 816 trios. With high-coverage genome sequence data for 216 preterm infants, 524 infants born at term, and their parents, the team narrowed in on almost 36,000 suspicious de novo single-base changes and 648 small insertions or deletions.

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The New York Times profiles 23andMe's Anne Wojcicki and describes how she bounced back from a bad year.

Fotis Kafatos, the founding president of the European Research Council, has died, according to the Associated Press.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of honeybee disease, microRNA profiles of people with lupus nephritis, and more.

The Verge's Angela Chen tried out a gene test for fitness advice, but didn't learn much new information.