This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from the UK, the Netherlands, and elsewhere describe a non-synonymous variant in the NFLXL1 gene that appears to contribute to a language condition called specific language impairment (SLI) that's particularly common in an admixed founder population on Chile's Robinson Crusoe Island. The team tracked down suspicious variants in NFLXL1 and eight other genes by exome sequencing on five related individuals from the population, all affected by SLI.

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British Nobel laureates and Fields Medal winners warn that a 'hard' Brexit could harm science across the UK, the Guardian reports.

Vox reports on inequities in genetic research and efforts to address them.

The New York Times reports that Arizona State University's Lawrence Krauss is retiring following allegations of sexual misconduct.

In PNAS this week: de novo NUS1 mutations linked to Parkinson's disease risk, candidate hepatocellular carcinoma drivers, and more.