Tech Review spotlights work in Anthony Sinskey's lab on Rhodococcus opacus, a soil microbe that can eat sugars and toxins, related to biofuels. Sinskey and his colleagues have sequenced the bacteria's genome and mapped its genes to its metabolic pathways in hopes that they can learn how it is so efficient at producing tryacylglycerols, which can be converted to biodiesel.

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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.