This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, a Stanford University-led team describes de novo and rare variants it identified in an exome sequence-based study of individuals with congenital heart disease. The researchers began by profiling protein-coding sequences in 59 individuals with rare, non-syndromic heart malformations called atrioventricular septal defects, their unaffected parents, and 59 unaffected control trios.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.