This Week in Nature

In a paper published online in advance in Nature this week, a research collaboration headed up by investigators at Children's Hospital Boston shows that somatic TET2 mutations, which are common in myelodysplastic syndromes, compromise catalytic activity in the conversion of 5-methylcytosine to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine in DNA.

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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.