This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, investigators from the Human Heredity and Health in Africa Consortium describe TrypanoGEN, a network involving researchers from countries in Africa, Europe, and the UK that has come together to establish a biobank and other resources to study sleeping sicknesses caused by the Trypanosoma brucei gambiense and T. b. rhodesiense sub-species.

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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.