This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Denmark and the UK describe an archaic reference genome-free strategy for picking up archaic introgression in human genomes. By searching for stretches of sequence rife with SNPs that are missing from 'unadmixed outgroup' populations, the team says, the method successfully saw segments of archaic introgression in both simulated and real genome sequence data.

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The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

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Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.