This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team from Italy and the US describes patterns found in the genomes of symbiotic and free-living Polynucleobacter necessarius — a bacterial species expected to offer clues about processes that can contribute to genome reduction. By sequencing the genome of symbiotic P.

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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.