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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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.