This Week in Science

In a paper published online in advance in Science this week, investigators at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, Calif., and elsewhere report on their examination of "spontaneously occurring variation in DNA methylation in Arabidopsis thaliana plants propagated by single-seed descent for 30 generations." The Salk-led team observed 114,287 CG single-methylation polymorphisms as well as 2,485 CG differentially methylated regions, "both of which show

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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.