executive compensation

Based on proxy statements from most of the firms in the GenomeWeb Daily News Index, CEO compensation for 2012 averaged more than $4.8 million, up from a little less than $4.5 million in 2011.

More than half of the firms in the GenomeWeb Daily News Index lowered their CEO compensation last year from 2008, but a small number of companies dramatically increased theirs, raising the overall average paid out by the companies to $4.3 million.

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.