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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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.

NPR reports that government and private insurers are being slow to cover recently approved CAR-T cell therapies.

CNBC reports that there are thousands of genetic tests available for consumers to chose between.

In Nature this week: genomic analysis of ducks, whole-genome doubling among tumor samples, and more.