This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from the University of Colorado Denver and other centers in the US and UK describe an analytical approach and related software for finding new genetic associations in case-control studies with the help of publicly available sequence data from unaffected control individuals to boost detection power.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.