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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An article in The Atlantic argues that the progress being made in science isn't keeping pace with the money and time being spent on research.

In Science this week: a CRISPR screen identifies sideroflexin 1 as a requisite component of one-carbon metabolism, and more.

Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.