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Editor’s Picks: Human Genetics

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Human Genetics encompasses vast areas of study, including genetic epidemiology, genomics, gene therapy, epigenetics, and evolution. The very latest research in these areas and more will be on display at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG). Below, PLOS ONE Associate Editor, Adya Misra shares a sampling of exciting Human Genetics research from PLOS journals. PLOS welcomes submissions in these fields. 

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    Where Next for Genetics and Genomics?
Genetics of Neurological Dysfunction
Genetic Instability and Tumours
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    Increased Risk of Genetic and Epigenetic Instability in Human Embryonic Stem Cells Associated with Specific Culture Conditions
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    Fragment Length of Circulating Tumor DNA
Conservation Genetics and Adaptation
The Role of Mitochondrial DNA in Disease
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    GDF-15 Is Elevated in Children with Mitochondrial Diseases and Is Induced by Mitochondrial Dysfunction
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    Mitochondrial DNA Variants in Obesity
Regulation of Gene Expression
Genetic Association Studies
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    Genome-Wide Association Study Reveals Multiple Loci Influencing Normal Human Facial Morphology
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    Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Status and Longitudinal Changes in Weight and Waist Circumference: Influence of Genetic Predisposition to Adiposity
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    APLP2 Regulates Refractive Error and Myopia Development in Mice and Humans
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    Whole-Genome Sequencing of the World’s Oldest People
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