This Week in PNAS

A group of Australian researchers previously found that Wolbachia, an insect endosymbiont, manipulates host microRNA levels so that it is maintained in Aedes aegypti, the dengue virus vector. This week, they report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that Wolbachia represses the expression of AaDnmt2, the Ae. aegypti DNA methyltransferase gene, while the dengue virus induces its transcription.

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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.