This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team of US and Canadian scientists reports how a specific gene variant contributes to inflammatory bowel disease, opening the door to a potential new treatment strategy for some patients. A variant of the gene C1orf106 is known to be associated with increased risk of IBD in humans, although the exact reasons were unclear.

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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.