This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, researchers from China report on findings from a transcriptome sequencing study of the cold-tolerant perennial herb vegetable plant Rumex patientia. The team put transcriptome assemblies for R. patientia plants grown under normal and cold conditions, uncovering nearly 1,200 differentially expressed genes in the collection of assembled unigenes present at the growth temperatures considered.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.