This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, investigators from the University of Texas Medical Branch, the University of California, San Diego, and elsewhere explore the trajectory of Venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEE) complex evolution and spread in the Americas.

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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.