Investing in biotech is a little different than investing in a software company, Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel tells Technology Review in a Q&A. Thiel, an early investor in Facebook and a co-founder of PayPal, recently invested in the biotech Stemcentrx, Tech Review notes.

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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.