This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Aarhus University and elsewhere report on a genetic locus that appears to be behind the form of non-syndromic hearing impairment found in a large family from Denmark. Using a combination of linkage analyses, microsatellite markers, and targeted sequencing, the team tested 11 members of a multi-generational family affected by an autosomal dominant form of non-syndromic hearing loss.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.