This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Aarhus University and elsewhere report on a genetic locus that appears to be behind the form of non-syndromic hearing impairment found in a large family from Denmark. Using a combination of linkage analyses, microsatellite markers, and targeted sequencing, the team tested 11 members of a multi-generational family affected by an autosomal dominant form of non-syndromic hearing loss.

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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.