This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from the University of Bonn and elsewhere describe chromosome 5 variants behind a urinary/rectal malformation condition called classic bladder exstrophy, which occurs due to glitches during embryonic development. The team tracked down the SNPs through a GWAS involving 110 individuals of European ancestry with the condition and nearly 1,200 without.

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A study in Microbiome finds that heavy drinkers have an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths.

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