This Week in Nature

In a paper published online in advance in Nature this week, a team led by investigators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology shows that "cognitive capacities in the neurodegenerating brain are constrained by an epigenetic blockade of gene transcription that is potentially reversible." The MIT-led team says that histone deacetylase 2 mediates this blockade, adding that it "associates with and reduces the histone acetylation of genes important for learning and memory, which

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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.