Members of the press and scientific community crowded shoulder to shoulder into the Capitol Hilton in February to hear Francis Collins and Craig Venter jointly announce the publication of the genome sequence. Among the acknowledged heroes at the conference were Senator Pete Domenici (“father of the genome project for the US”) and James Watson (“father of the genome project everywhere else,” according to Collins).

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.