This Week in PLOS

A team from Italy, Portugal, France, and Australia explore PCR-based methods for diagnosing a condition called ocular onchocercosis in dogs and cats. As they report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, the researchers standardized a quantitative real-time PCR assay to detect DNA from the ocular onchocercosis-causing parasite Onchocerca lupi. They applied the approach to skin samples from nearly three dozen O.

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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.