This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Genetics this week, a team led my MIT researchers has found a latent pro-survival function for the mir-290-295 cluster, the dominant miRNA cluster in mouse embryonic stem cells. By examining a target list generated from bioinformatic prediction, as well as expression data following miRNA loss, the team found that apoptotic regulators were strongly enriched.

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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.