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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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Perspective
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    10.1371/journal.pbio.1002216
    Where Next for Genetics and Genomics?
Genetics of Neurological Dysfunction
Genetic Instability and Tumours
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    10.1371/journal.pone.0118307
    Increased Risk of Genetic and Epigenetic Instability in Human Embryonic Stem Cells Associated with Specific Culture Conditions
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    10.1371/journal.pgen.1006162
    Fragment Length of Circulating Tumor DNA
Conservation Genetics and Adaptation
The Role of Mitochondrial DNA in Disease
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    10.1371/journal.pone.0148709
    GDF-15 Is Elevated in Children with Mitochondrial Diseases and Is Induced by Mitochondrial Dysfunction
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    10.1371/journal.pone.0094882
    Mitochondrial DNA Variants in Obesity
Regulation of Gene Expression
Genetic Association Studies
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    10.1371/journal.pgen.1006149
    Genome-Wide Association Study Reveals Multiple Loci Influencing Normal Human Facial Morphology
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    10.1371/journal.pone.0153611
    Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Status and Longitudinal Changes in Weight and Waist Circumference: Influence of Genetic Predisposition to Adiposity
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    10.1371/journal.pgen.1005432
    APLP2 Regulates Refractive Error and Myopia Development in Mice and Humans
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    10.1371/journal.pone.0112430
    Whole-Genome Sequencing of the World’s Oldest People
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