'Small, Fast'

The first ever "personal-computer-like" DNA sequencer, what most researchers couldn't wait to have, is getting even faster, says Forbes' Matthew Herper. The Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine, which launched in December, will be even more powerful — about 100 times more — by the end of the third quarter of this year, the company has said.

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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.