This Week in PLOS

The University of Pennsylvania's Hakon Hakonarson and colleagues used transcriptome profiles of colonic mucus to look for gene expression shifts associated with ulcerative colitis. As they report in PLOS One, the investigators relied on a gene set enrichment analysis approach to assess three sets of gene expression data generated on endoscopic colon biopsy samples with microarrays.

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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.