This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Singapore and China describe expression patterns, transcription factors, and regulatory marks that appear to be involved in the process of mouse stem cell differentiation into brown adipocytes, or brown fat cells.

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In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

In Cell this week: genomic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, effect of probiotics on the microbiome, and more.