This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, a large team led by investigators at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center, and National Jewish Health in Denver describes a search for common variants impacting chronic obstructive lung disease biomarkers in the blood.

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Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.