This Week in Science

With the end of the year nigh, Science takes a look back at how its predictions for 2009 fared. It did OK saying that plant genomics was going to take off — cucumber, sorghum, maize, cassava and oil palm. For next year, Science says to keep an eye on iPS cells, exome sequencing, among other areas.

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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.