During a special interest session at the American Society for Microbiology annual meeting that is being held in New Orleans, La., this week, researchers shared career preparation guidance for a variety of positions in academia and government. Before he became a federal employee, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Aaron Brault began his career in academia as an assistant, and then associate, professor at the University of California, Davis.

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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.