This Week in PNAS

In a paper published online in advance in PNAS this week, investigators at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., and their colleagues use whole-genome sequencing and microarray analysis data to show that a recent Peruvian Plasmodium vivax isolate — dubbed IQ07 — has one SNP per every 985 bases, which distinguish it from the reference strain of the malaria-causing parasite.

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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.