This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, investigators at the University of Bern and elsewhere describe a splice variant of the muskelin 1 gene MKLN1 that contributes to a deadly autosomal recessive skin, immune, and growth condition called lethal acrodermatitis (LAD) in Bull Terrier and Miniature Bull Terrier dogs.

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Hundreds of scientists have signed a letter criticizing the open-access Plan S, ScienceInsider reports.

NPR speaks with Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) about the US House of Representatives science committee.

A start-up company aiming to match cancer patients to treatments closes after about six weeks, Stat News reports.

In PLOS this week: somatic mutation associations unearthed in thousands of cancer exomes, pathogen detection assay, and more.