NEW YORK, Feb 8 – An Israeli holding company said Wednesday it was launching a new subsidiary that would invest in early stage biotech companies, including genomics enterprises.

Elscint, a hotel, leisure, and medical device company, said it would allocate $30 million for Elscint BioMedical.

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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.