This Week in PLOS

A University of California, San Francisco-led team introduces transcriptome sequences for the rat kangaroo, an Australian marsupial whose epithelial cells are sometimes used for cell biology studies. As they report in PLOS One, the researchers generated hundreds of millions of RNA sequencing reads, which were used to put together a rat kangaroo transcriptome that contained nearly 350,000 transcripts and represented roughly 20,079 distinct genes.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.