In an opinion piece appearing in The Scientist this week, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Jonathan Yewdell says that "severe competition for federal research funding" has catalyzed a "crisis in American biomedical research," in which the careers of both early-career and established investigators are at stake.

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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.