This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, an international team led by investigators in Greece, the UK, Canada, and the US report on results from a search for rare genetic contributors to human hematological traits. With data from nearly 308,600 participants, the researchers looked for potential ties between more than a dozen blood-cell traits and almost 137,100 rare or splice site variants.

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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.