A new report in PLoS One shows that people playing the online game Phylo are helping researchers figure out problems in comparative genomics, reports Nature News' Stephen Strauss. The game was created to help researchers figure out multiple sequence alignments.

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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.