This Week in PLOS

A California team has garnered evidence implicating the research organism Xenopus laevis (the South African clawed frog) in the presence of the frog fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatis in California. As they reported in PLOS One, investigators surveyed more than 200 archived frog samples by real-time PCR, including 178 samples collected in Africa between 1871 and 2000 and almost two dozen more collected in California between 2001 and 2010.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.