This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Ariad Pharmaceuticals introduce an inherited disease genetics-focused approach for finding genes and variants involved in cancer development and progression. The researchers relied on a computational method for comparing variants from a large database of variants identified in inherited disease studies with variants present in various cancer types.

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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.