This Week in Nature

In Nature Genetics this week, an international team of researchers reports on the discovery of a genetic variant associated with a decreased risk of contracting typhoid fever. By conducting a genome-wide association study of 432 individuals with blood culture-confirmed typhoid fever and roughly 2,000 controls, they identified a genetic variant at HLA-DRB1 that confers almost five-fold greater protection from the disease than the alternate variants of the same gene.

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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.