This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, investigators at the University of Bern and elsewhere describe a splice variant of the muskelin 1 gene MKLN1 that contributes to a deadly autosomal recessive skin, immune, and growth condition called lethal acrodermatitis (LAD) in Bull Terrier and Miniature Bull Terrier dogs.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.