This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Duke University, the University of Copenhagen, and elsewhere search for host genetic variants contributing to severe, complicated forms of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. Using exome sequencing, the team profiled samples from 84 complicated and 84 uncomplicated S. aureus bacteremia cases, matched by patient features such as age and sex and by S. aureus bacterial clonal complex involved.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.