This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers in Sweden, Germany, and Pakistan report on a role for an isoform of the claudin 10-coding gene CLDN10B in a rare genetic ­­­condition characterized by altered sweat glands, insufficient sweating, a lack of tears, poor heat tolerance, and related kidney damage.

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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.