Elias Zerhouni went to bat for stem cell funding yesterday. In a hearing on the proposed 2008 budget for NIH, Zerhouni said that the US restrictions on federal funding for stem cell research leave NIH fighting "with one hand tied behind our back," according to this wire story.

 

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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.