This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, a Washington University School of Medicine team describes a missense variant that appears to contribute to an autosomal dominant form of primary open-angle glaucoma that begins manifesting itself in adulthood. The researchers did exome sequencing and linkage analyses on members of a large, multi-generation African-American family affected by the progressive eye disease, uncovering a glaucoma-associated missense variant in a fibulin family gene called EFEMP1.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.