This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Brazil and the US present findings from a genome-wide association study of noise-induced hearing loss in a mouse model of the condition. The team tested four five-week-old female mice apiece from each of the hybrid mouse diversity panel strains for susceptibility to hearing loss in the weeks following exposure to two hours of loud noise.

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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.