This Week in PNAS

In the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Israel and the US report on results of a population-based screening effort aimed at estimating breast or ovarian cancer risk amongst BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation carriers. The team started by screening healthy Ashkenazi Jewish men to narrow in on families prone to mutations in the two risk genes, before genotyping BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in female relatives from more than 100 families.

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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.