Using both whole-genome sequencing and social-network analysis, researchers led by Patrick Tang at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control report that increased crack cocaine use likely led to the tuberculosis outbreak in British Columbia in 2006 and 2007.

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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.