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Two hundred fake DNA testing kits have been intercepted by the Australian Post, reports WAToday, an online newspaper for Western Australia. The kits include a cotton swab in a sealed bag and a letter containing outlandish claims. "DNA model may be configured, even positioned and programmed, for stunning success, physical and mental health, affluence," it says. The letter then asks for $39.99 and credit card and personal information.

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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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