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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An analysis of UK Biobank data finds hemochromatosis to be more prevalent than thought, according to the BBC.

An analysis finds that female biomedical researchers receive fewer prizes than male ones, and when they do win prizes, they are less prestigious.

In Nature this week: improved genomic analysis using a graph genome reference, tumor mutational burden could predict clinical response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, and more.

Federal researchers tell the Los Angeles Times that the shutdown is causing missed research opportunities as they try to keep their experiments going.