This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, a Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center-led team shares a statistical approach for finding somatic mutation-based associations. In addition to taking uncertainty around somatic mutation calling into consideration, they say, the so-called "Somatic mutation association test with measurement errors," or SAME, approach reveals associations involving specific mutations or oft-mutated genes.

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Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.