This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Genetics this week, Patrick Schorderet and Denis Duboule at Switzerland's Federal Institute of Technology discuss the "structural and functional differences in the long, non-coding RNA Hotair in mouse and human." In particular, Schorderet and Duboule say that "the cognate mouse Hotair is poorly conserved in sequence" and add that "its absence, along with the deletion of the HoxC cluster, has surprisingly little effect in vivo, neither on the expression patt

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

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