This Week in PLoS

A team led by investigators at the University of California, Los Angeles, reports having employed 'four core genotypes' mouse model to investigate sex differences in adiposity. In its study, the team found a subset of genes that escape X chromosome inactivation showed higher expression levels in adipose tissue and liver of XX compared to XY mice, which may contribute to sex differences in obesity.

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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.