This Week in Science

An international team led by investigators at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany show that the orphan toll-like receptor TLR13 "in mice recognizes a conserved 23S ribosomal RNA sequence that is the binding site of macrolide, lincosamide, and streptogramin group antibiotics, including erythromycin, in bacteria." In a Science paper published online in advance this week, the researchers add that their results point to "both a natural TLR13 ligand and specific mechanisms of a

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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.