This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from the University of California, Davis, and the University of Southern California describe a statistical strategy for building geogenetic maps of relationships between stationary populations from diverse sites using genome-wide variant data, demonstrating the veracity of the approach in samples from greenish warblers living in different parts of Tibet and in human populations around the world.

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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.