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This Week in PLOS

A sociogenomic study of fire ants in PLOS Genetics suggests the insect's gene expression shifts more dramatically in response to its social environment than its social rank. Using a whole-genome array, a team from the US and Switzerland assessed gene expression patterns in Solenopsis invicta fire ants as they established new colonies.

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Ivanka Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos call on girls to pursue STEM careers, the Associated Press reports.

Some science companies will be taking part in next month's March for Science, Fortune reports.

In Genome Research this week: longitudinal study of Burkholderia cenocepacia isolates from cystic fibrosis patients, long-read assembly approach, and more.

Shale oil companies are turning to DNA sequencing to find spots to drill, Reuters reports.