This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from the US and Iran describe a new gene with ties to ocular coloboma, an embryonic development disorder previously linked to several genetic glitches. The team did whole-exome sequencing on two cousins affected by ocular coloboma in combination with other skeletal and eye symptoms, including microcornea and cataracts.

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An analysis of UK Biobank data finds hemochromatosis to be more prevalent than thought, according to the BBC.

An analysis finds that female biomedical researchers receive fewer prizes than male ones, and when they do win prizes, they are less prestigious.

In Nature this week: improved genomic analysis using a graph genome reference, tumor mutational burden could predict clinical response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, and more.

Federal researchers tell the Los Angeles Times that the shutdown is causing missed research opportunities as they try to keep their experiments going.