NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers have linked more than a dozen genomic loci to loneliness, and nearly 40 loci to participation in social activities, in a new genome-wide association study.

About a quarter of individuals in the UK over the age of 65 suffer from loneliness, which is also associated with increased mortality.

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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.