Preliminary results from the Estonian Gene Project have revealed that Latvians, Lithuanians, Poles, and some Russians are genetically much more similar to Estonians than to Finns, with whom Estonians share a similar language. Razib at Gene Expression is not surprised.

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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.