This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, Spanish researchers describe the gene expression differences they detected in apricot plants with susceptibility or resistance to a pathogen called the Plum pox virus, which can cause a disease called sharka in temperate fruit plants. The team did RNA sequencing on leaf material from apricot cultivars before and after exposure to PPV.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.