This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, Japanese researchers describe germline variants in new and known prostate cancer risk genes in the Japanese population. The team did exome sequencing on 140 individuals with prostate cancer from 66 families, uncovering an association between the prostate cancer and germline variants in genes already implicated in the disease, such as BRCA2 and HOXB13.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

Researchers in China have generated mouse pups from same-sex parents, according to Scientific American.

Two research teams find a role for PIEZO2 in touch sensitivity after injury and inflammation.

The South China Morning Post reports that Hong Kong plans to add HK$20 billion (US$2.6 billion) to a research endowment.

In Science this week: open genetic genealogy databases can lead to the identification of individuals who have not sought testing, and more.