This Week in PLOS

Transcriptional patterns found in human induced pluripotent stem cell lines hinge on the genetic background of the human iPS cells, according to a PLOS Genetics study by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. The team performed RNA sequencing on more than two dozen iPS cell lines generated from the same types of somatic tissues from several different donors.

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Maria Freire from the Foundation for the NIH calls for "politically popular pledges of support" for the NIH to turn into support for increased funding for the agency.

A Thomson Reuters analysis indicates that the life sciences, rather than the tech sector, are increasingly driving global innovation.

The White House says ethical discussions about genome editing of the human germline are needed.

In Genome Research this week: mitochondrial and nuclear gene fusions in cancer, role of genomic imprinting in tissue-specific gene expression, and more.