This Week in Nature

In a paper published online in advance in Nature this week, researchers in Japan and Spain show that expression of the rice FLOWERING LOCUS T ortholog Hd3a "induces strict short-day potato types to tuberize in long days." Further, the team shows that "potato floral and tuberization transitions are controlled by two different FT-like paralogs," StSP3D and StSP6A, which respond to independent environmental cues.

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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.