This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Genetics this week, a team of researchers from China report the regulation and function of miR-218 in gastric cancer metastasis. Jun Tie et al. describe a negative feedback system between Robo1, a Slit receptor, and miR-218.

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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.