This Week in PLOS

Small molecule metabolites present in the blood may serve as useful biomarkers of disease progression and outcomes for those with dengue virus infections, according to a study in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Members of an international research team used hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography to identify small molecule metabolites present in the blood serum of dozens of dengue-infected individuals in Nicaragua and Mexico.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.