David Basanta at Cancerevo: Evolution and cancer picked up on a Human Mutatation paper from Bruce Gottlieb and his colleagues that studied the genetic influences on abdominal aortic aneurysms. The researchers found BAK1 SNPs in aneurysmic and healthy tissue without seeing them in the corresponding blood samples.

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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.