This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, Yale School of Medicine researchers describe signs of positive selection spanning common variants implicated in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The team modeled natural selection scenarios using allelic patterns from genome-wide association studies of ASD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia, identifying variants with incomplete selection in ASD.

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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.