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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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.