This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, a Columbia University-led team searches for rare variants contributing to a severe condition called congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), uncovering damaging de novo mutations in the transcription factor-coding gene MYRF. Using new and previously sequenced exomes for 362 affected children and their unaffected parents, the researchers saw de novo coding mutations in MYRF in four CDH cases.

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An analysis of UK Biobank data finds hemochromatosis to be more prevalent than thought, according to the BBC.

An analysis finds that female biomedical researchers receive fewer prizes than male ones, and when they do win prizes, they are less prestigious.

In Nature this week: improved genomic analysis using a graph genome reference, tumor mutational burden could predict clinical response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, and more.

Federal researchers tell the Los Angeles Times that the shutdown is causing missed research opportunities as they try to keep their experiments going.