John Dalli, the European Union's health commission, resigned his post earlier this week after a fraud investigation, the Nature News Blog reports. An inquiry by the EU anti-fraud office, called OLAF, found that a Maltese businessman tried to use his contacts with Dalli to influence tobacco regulation for financial gain, the BBC adds.

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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.