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 Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

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