An Eye on the Bugs

A new report from a US advisory group says oversight of risky pathogen research could be strengthened, ScienceInsider reports.

The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) working group found that while only a small portion of gain-of-function pathogen studies may pose a risk, oversight policies vary and may not be sufficient.

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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.