This Week in PLOS

The time to most recent common ancestor, as gauged through DNA sequence data, doesn't always correspond to the time of divergence, writes James Pettengill from the US Food and Drug Administration in PLOS One. Through coalescent simulations, he shows that incomplete lineage sorting and taxon sampling can influence such estimations.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.