This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from the Broad Institute, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and elsewhere look at the types of loci that have been linked to heart conditions such as myocardial infarction and coronary artery disease.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.