A Fair Few Sequencers

A police department in Xinjiang, China, is increasing its collection of DNA samples from the Muslim Uighur minority group in the region, leading to concerns that the samples will be used politically, Nature News reports. It adds that the Chinese government has, in recent years, come down on separatist movements in Xinjiang.

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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.