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For patients with intestinal problems, there are a limited number of treatments. If the problem is related to a lack of beneficial bacteria or too much toxin-producing bacteria like Clostridium difficile in a patient's gut, researchers and doctors are trying something new — fecal transplants from healthy individuals to people with intestinal problems.

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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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