This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, researchers from the US and Portugal describe nasal microbial community features found in children and adults with asthma over time. The team used 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing to characterize microbial community members in two nasopharyngeal samples collected about half a year apart from 40 individuals with asthma between six years and 18 years old, identifying some 167 operational taxa units per sample, on average.

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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.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.