This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, a Finnish- and Swiss-led team turns to dog model systems to search for genes involved in three rare developmental syndromes affecting the skeletal system. Using genome-wide association studies in several susceptible dog breeds — including border collies and several terrier types — the researchers looked for variants involved in dental hypomineralization, craniomandibular osteopathy, and another skeletal syndrome.

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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.