This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, an international team led by investigators in the UK describes a mitochondrial mutation involved in a progressive kidney disease called tubulointerstitial kidney disease, which can eventually lead to renal failure. In a UK family with a maternally inherited form of the disease, the researchers did mitochondrial genome sequencing on urinary epithelial cells in affected individuals.

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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.