As our sister publication GenomeWeb Daily News reported yesterday, VC funding is tough to come by these days for life science startups — second-quarter VC funding fell by 39 percent year over year, marking the fourth consecutive quarter in which life science investment fell.

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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.