Building Research

The investment of "substantial" resources into a given field of research can reap "hugely positive" benefits, says the Canadian Stem Cell Network's David Kent on the organization's blog. In stem cell biology, money has been invested by governments and private institutions the world over, ensuring that the field progressed more rapidly and with "greater diversity" than could have been accomplished otherwise, Kent says.

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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.