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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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.