This Week in PNAS

In the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Australian researchers outline results from their phylogenetic study of the beak and feather disease virus, a single-stranded DNA virus that infects parrots. Using quantitative real-time PCR and genome sequencing, the team looked at the prevalence and phylogenetic relationships, respectively, of the BFDV in various parrot species in Australia over eight years.

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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.