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This Week in PLOS

In an essay in PLOS Biology, a team from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory argues that high-throughput DNA sequencing may offer a window into the connections between neurons in the mouse brain. The team outlines the nuts and bolts of its proposed sequencing-based method, dubbed "barcoding of individual neuronal connections," or BOINC.

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In Nature this week: genome-wide transcriptome analysis of brain samples from people with autism spectrum disorder, flounder genome, and more.

Researchers used T-cell transfer therapy to target mutation KRAS, according to the New York Times.

The US Senate has passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which would provide a funding boost at NIH while overhauling FDA policies.

Bloomberg reports that President-elect Donald Trump is considering Jim O'Neill for Food and Drug Administration commissioner.