This Week in PLOS

A French-led team reporting in PLOS Genetics describes a variant in the PHACTR1 gene that's involved in a non-atherosclerotic vascular condition called fibromuscular dysplasia, which can lead to high blood pressure or stroke. The researchers focused on common variants in exome chip data for 249 individuals with fibromuscular dysplasia and 689 unaffected controls, narrowing in on 13 loci for subsequent testing in another 402 cases and more than 2,500 controls.

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NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.