In Genome Research this week, an international team of researchers reports on its reconstruction of ancient mitochondrial DNA links between Europe and Africa. The team analyzed 69 mitochondrial genomes belonging to various sublineages of macro-haplogroup L from a wide range of European populations.

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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.