The Bioinformatics and Systems Engineering division of RIKEN is beginning to accept submissions for the International Rational Genome Design Contest — or GenoCon — today. GeoCon marks the "first-ever contest in rational genome design based on semantic Web technology," according to RIKEN.

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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.