This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, Yale researchers describe germline and somatic mutations identified in individuals with papillary renal cell carcinoma, a form of kidney cancer that remains difficult to treat. Using exome sequence data for nearly 300 papillary renal cell carcinoma cases, along with whole-genome sequences for 35 more individuals with the disease, the team identified alterations affecting new and known papillary renal cell carcinoma contributors.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.