This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York Genome Center, and elsewhere describe an analytical method for assessing shared variants with potential ties to autism spectrum disorder, which they demonstrated using family data from the Simons Simplex Collection and the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.