This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, members of a large, international team present evidence suggesting the effects of variants identified in genome-wide association studies of body size and shape may differ depending on individuals' age and sex. Through a meta-analysis of more than 100 studies involving more than 320,000 individuals, the researchers narrowed in on 15 body mass index-associated loci with age-specific effects.

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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.