US Supreme Court Justices heard arguments yesterday regarding whether isolated genes may be patented, and NPR's Nina Totenberg writes that they "seemed skeptical." Turna Ray at Daily Scan sister publication GenomeWeb Daily News notes that "some justices didn't readily buy" the argument from Myriad's lawyer Gregory Castanias

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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.