This Week in PLoS

Researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill have developed a six-gene signature that may better identify the disease stage of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma patients, as they report in PLoS Medicine. The researchers identified six genes that were differentially over-expressed between nonmetastatic and metastatic tumors and then applied them to a training set and an independent cohort.

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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.