This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Genetics this week, Yamagata University's Masao Ueki and Newcastle University's Heather Cordell discuss the theoretical properties and performance of a statistic for testing interaction between two loci, linked or unlinked, which was recently proposed by Bengbu Medical College's Xuesen Wu et al.

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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.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.