This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Pathogens, a Nanjing Agricultural University-led team used genomics and transcriptomics to evaluate an aggressive strain of the rice blast pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae isolate 98-06. From the genes identified — and their expression patterns — the researchers narrowed in on 1.4 million bases of sequence that are present in 98-06, but missing in a previously sequenced reference strain of the rice blast pest.

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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.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.