This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine and elsewhere describe a founder mutation involved in a subset of autosomal recessive leukoencephalopathy cases, a condition marked by white matter abnormalities in the central nervous system that produce neurological symptoms. The team did exome sequencing on five leukoencephalopathy-affected individuals from three Ashkenazi Jewish families, all showing similar developmental delay, seizure, and other symptoms.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.