More PhD Slots

The University of California, San Diego, is looking into adding 1,000 PhD students, studying a variety of disciplines, to its ranks, reports The San Diego Union-Tribune. The focus, though, would be on graduate students in science, engineering, and medicine.

The chancellor, Pradeep Khosla, says that such a move would bring UCSD closer in line with Berkeley and UCLA in terms of the number of graduate students, and keep UCSD as a highly ranked research school.

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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.

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