This Week in PLOS

A University of California, Los Angeles-led team describes a hierarchical fine-mapping approach that brings together data at the genome, epigenome, and gene expression level. As they report in PLOS Genetics, the researchers' "pathfinder" fine-mapping framework is designed to account for both causal variants and chromatin marks that influence gene expression at sites of interest in the genome.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.