This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Sweden, Finland, and the US report on genetic variants associated with canine autoimmune conditions called steroid-responsive meningitis-arteritis (SMRA) and immune-mediated rheumatic disease (IMRD), which resemble systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

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Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.

King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.

In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.