This Week in PLOS

A study in PLOS Genetics looks at how an individual's genetic background affects the phenotype elicited by various genetic alterations. Using a genome-wide screen for modifiers of a wing-related allele in two Drosophila melanogaster genetic backgrounds, Michigan State University researchers found that almost three-quarters of the modifiers identified had variable effects depending on the broader genetic background.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.