This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a team led by researchers from Sage Bionetworks and the University of Chicago report on the discovery of a gene that may determine the extent of a major adverse effect of cholesterol-lowering statins. The investigators identified a downstream target of statin treatment that regulates the expression of the gene GATM, which appears to play a role in energy storage in muscle.

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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.