This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, Craig Venter and his colleagues at the J. Craig Venter Institute report the "sequencing of 137 diverse marine isolates collected from around the world," which they analyzed along with previously published genomes for marine isolates and metagenomic data in order to "gain insights into the ecology of the surface ocean prokaryotic picoplankton." According to their data, Venter et al.

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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.