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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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.