And Now a Lawsuit

The Economist takes a look at the Anil Potti misconduct case at Duke University — Potti, Joseph Nevins, and colleagues published reports saying that they could predict lung cancer progression based on gene expression levels determined using microarrays. Questions began to arise about the science as well as about some claims Potti made on various documents. This led to a number of papers being retracted, clinical trials being halted, and investigations being started. Potti resigned from his position at Duke.

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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.

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

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