This Week in Science

Many vertebrate species have similar sets of protein-coding genes, though they can exhibit very different phenotypes, and, in Science, a team of researchers recounts its comparison of organ transcriptomes, with a particular focus on alternative splicing patterns, from a number of vertebrate species. The team notes that there are significant differences in alternative splicing patterns between diverged species.

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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.