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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A new study finds that a placental protein linked with preeclampsia can be targeted by RNA silencing, according to the New Scientist.

A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.