This Week in Nature

The SIGMA Type 2 Diabetes Consortium sifted through the genotypes of 3,848 Mexicans and Latin Americans with type 2 diabetes and 4,366 controls to find a novel variant in the SLC16A11 gene that is linked with type 2 diabetes disease risk. SLC16A11, the researchers note in Nature, is expressed in hepatic cells and seems to be involved in lipid metabolism.

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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.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.