This Week in PLOS

A team from China, the US, and the UK analyzed array-based methylation profiles in blood samples from more than 650 individuals to track epigenetic patterns associated with aging. As they reported in PLOS Genetics, the researchers re-analyzed methylation data for individuals between the ages of 19- and 101-years-old, looking at age-related methylation across the genome and in relation to shifts in representation by different blood cell types.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.