This Week in PLOS

Researchers from France and Denmark describe mitochondrial DNA patterns detected in ancient bone samples from the extinct steppe bison, Bison priscus, in PLOS One. Using a combination of Illumina sequencing, Sanger sequencing, and PCR amplification on DNA from a 19,000-year-old rib bone sample, the team put together a complete mitochondrial genome sequence for the steppe bison, covered to an average depth of more than 10-fold.

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NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.