This Week in Science

In Science this week, a team led by investigators at the University of Massachusetts Medical School reports its use of yeast genetic engineering, chemical biology techniques, and multi-wavelength fluorescence microscopy to "follow assembly of single spliceosomes in real time in whole-cell extracts." In its investigations, the team found that spliceosomal subcomplexes sequentially associate with pre-mRNA, such that they produce functional spliceosomes and that each subcomplex is reversible.

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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.