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Table of Contents: September 2017

Journal editors take responsibility for the validity and transparency of the medical literature. Physicians mediate between published research and the specific circumstances and wishes of the individual patient. How can these two perspectives best align and inform one another?

In this month's Editorial, PLOS Medicine's Chief Editor Larry Peiperl describes his recent return to clinical work and encourages physicians who become journal editors to remain active in patient care.

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Editorial

Keeping it real: A journal editor in clinic

Larry Peiperl, on behalf of The PLOS Medicine Editors

Policy Forum

Global services and support for children with developmental delays and disabilities: Bridging research and policy gaps

Pamela Y. Collins, Beverly Pringle, Charlee Alexander, Gary L. Darmstadt, Jody Heymann, Gillian Huebner, Vesna Kutlesic, Cheryl Polk, Lorraine Sherr, Andy Shih, Dragana Sretenov, Mariana Zindel

Research Articles

Women’s and men’s reports of past-year prevalence of intimate partner violence and rape and women’s risk factors for intimate partner violence: A multicountry cross-sectional study in Asia and the Pacific

Rachel Jewkes, Emma Fulu, Ruchira Tabassam Naved, Esnat Chirwa, Kristin Dunkle, Regine Haardörfer, Claudia Garcia-Moreno, on behalf of the UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence Study Team

Oral tetrahydrouridine and decitabine for non-cytotoxic epigenetic gene regulation in sickle cell disease: A randomized phase 1 study

Robert Molokie, Donald Lavelle, Michel Gowhari, Michael Pacini, Lani Krauz, Johara Hassan, Vinzon Ibanez, Maria A. Ruiz, Kwok Peng Ng, Philip Woost, Tomas Radivoyevitch, Daisy Pacelli, Sherry Fada, Matthew Rump, Matthew Hsieh, John F. Tisdale, James Jacobberger, Mitch Phelps, James Douglas Engel, Santhosh Saraf, Lewis L. Hsu, Victor Gordeuk, Joseph DeSimone, Yogen Saunthararajah

Effectiveness of food supplements in increasing fat-free tissue accretion in children with moderate acute malnutrition: A randomised 2 × 2 × 3 factorial trial in Burkina Faso

Christian Fabiansen, Charles W. Yaméogo, Ann-Sophie Iuel-Brockdorf, Bernardette Cichon, Maren J. H. Rytter, Anura Kurpad, Jonathan C. Wells, Christian Ritz, Per Ashorn, Suzanne Filteau, André Briend, Susan Shepherd, Vibeke B. Christensen, Kim F. Michaelsen, Henrik Friis

Impact of common genetic determinants of Hemoglobin A1c on type 2 diabetes risk and diagnosis in ancestrally diverse populations: A transethnic genome-wide meta-analysis

Eleanor Wheeler, Aaron Leong, Ching-Ti Liu, Marie-France Hivert, Rona J. Strawbridge, Clara Podmore, Man Li, Jie Yao, Xueling Sim, Jaeyoung Hong, Audrey Y. Chu, Weihua Zhang, Xu Wang, Peng Chen, Nisa M. Maruthur, Bianca C. Porneala, Stephen J. Sharp, Yucheng Jia, Edmond K. Kabagambe, Li-Ching Chang, Wei-Min Chen, Cathy E. Elks, Daniel S. Evans, Qiao Fan, Franco Giulianini, Min Jin Go, Jouke-Jan Hottenga, Yao Hu, Anne U. Jackson, Stavroula Kanoni, Young Jin Kim, Marcus E. Kleber, Claes Ladenvall, Cecile Lecoeur, Sing-Hui Lim, Yingchang Lu, Anubha Mahajan, Carola Marzi, Mike A. Nalls, Pau Navarro, Ilja M. Nolte, Lynda M. Rose, Denis V. Rybin, Serena Sanna, Yuan Shi, Daniel O. Stram, Fumihiko Takeuchi, Shu Pei Tan, Peter J. van der Most, Jana V. Van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, Andrew Wong, Loic Yengo, Wanting Zhao, Anuj Goel, Maria Teresa Martinez Larrad, Dörte Radke, Perttu Salo, Toshiko Tanaka, Erik P. A. van Iperen, Goncalo Abecasis, Saima Afaq, Behrooz Z. Alizadeh, Alain G. Bertoni, Amelie Bonnefond, Yvonne Böttcher, Erwin P. Bottinger, Harry Campbell, Olga D. Carlson, Chien-Hsiun Chen, Yoon Shin Cho, W. Timothy Garvey, Christian Gieger, Mark O. Goodarzi, Harald Grallert, Anders Hamsten, Catharina A. Hartman, Christian Herder, Chao Agnes Hsiung, Jie Huang, Michiya Igase, Masato Isono, Tomohiro Katsuya, Chiea-Chuen Khor, Wieland Kiess, Katsuhiko Kohara, Peter Kovacs, Juyoung Lee, Wen-Jane Lee, Benjamin Lehne, Huaixing Li, Jianjun Liu, Stephane Lobbens, Jian'an Luan, Valeriya Lyssenko, Thomas Meitinger, Tetsuro Miki, Iva Miljkovic, Sanghoon Moon, Antonella Mulas, Gabriele Müller, Martina Müller-Nurasyid, Ramaiah Nagaraja, Matthias Nauck, James S. Pankow, Ozren Polasek, Inga Prokopenko, Paula S. Ramos, Laura Rasmussen-Torvik, Wolfgang Rathmann, Stephen S. Rich, Neil R. Robertson, Michael Roden, Ronan Roussel, Igor Rudan, Robert A. Scott, William R. Scott, Bengt Sennblad, David S. Siscovick, Konstantin Strauch, Liang Sun, Morris Swertz, Salman M. Tajuddin, Kent D. Taylor, Yik-Ying Teo, Yih Chung Tham, Anke Tönjes, Nicholas J. Wareham, Gonneke Willemsen, Tom Wilsgaard, Aroon D. Hingorani, EPIC-CVD Consortium, EPIC-InterAct Consortium, Lifelines Cohort Study, Josephine Egan, Luigi Ferrucci, G. Kees Hovingh, Antti Jula, Mika Kivimaki, Meena Kumari, Inger Njølstad, Colin N. A. Palmer, Manuel Serrano Ríos, Michael Stumvoll, Hugh Watkins, Tin Aung, Matthias Blüher, Michael Boehnke, Dorret I. Boomsma, Stefan R. Bornstein, John C. Chambers, Daniel I. Chasman, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Yduan-Tsong Chen, Ching-Yu Cheng, Francesco Cucca, Eco J. C. de Geus, Panos Deloukas, Michele K. Evans, Myriam Fornage, Yechiel Friedlander, Philippe Froguel, Leif Groop, Myron D. Gross, Tamara B. Harris, Caroline Hayward, Chew-Kiat Heng, Erik Ingelsson, Norihiro Kato, Bong-Jo Kim, Woon-Puay Koh, Jaspal S. Kooner, Antje Körner, Diana Kuh, Johanna Kuusisto, Markku Laakso, Xu Lin, Yongmei Liu, Ruth J. F. Loos, Patrik K. E. Magnusson, Winfried März, Mark I. McCarthy, Albertine J. Oldehinkel, Ken K. Ong, Nancy L. Pedersen, Mark A. Pereira, Annette Peters, Paul M. Ridker, Charumathi Sabanayagam, Michele Sale, Danish Saleheen, Juha Saltevo, Peter EH. Schwarz, Wayne H. H. Sheu, Harold Snieder, Timothy D. Spector, Yasuharu Tabara, Jaakko Tuomilehto, Rob M. van Dam, James G. Wilson, James F. Wilson, Bruce H. R. Wolffenbuttel, Tien Yin Wong, Jer-Yuarn Wu, Jian-Min Yuan, Alan B. Zonderman, Nicole Soranzo, Xiuqing Guo, David J. Roberts, Jose C. Florez, Robert Sladek, Josée Dupuis, Andrew P. Morris, E-Shyong Tai, Elizabeth Selvin, Jerome I. Rotter, Claudia Langenberg, Inês Barroso, James B. Meigs

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