This Week in Science

Science this week named antiretroviral treatments that reduce the risk of HIV transmission its breakthrough of the year. Among the runners up are advances in microbiome research. "In 2011, researchers discerned a pattern amid the complexity," Science says of the human microbiome, adding that this year, investigators "also made other strides in understanding how diet affects the microbiome."

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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.