This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, investigators from the Human Heredity and Health in Africa Consortium describe TrypanoGEN, a network involving researchers from countries in Africa, Europe, and the UK that has come together to establish a biobank and other resources to study sleeping sicknesses caused by the Trypanosoma brucei gambiense and T. b. rhodesiense sub-species.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.