A startup hopes to use genomic and related technologies to promote livestock health, TechCrunch reports.

The company, called Rex Animal Health, has raised $270,000 in seed money from Techstars and 500 Startup and presented its approach at Disrupt SF, TechCrunch adds. The company started out as a "Zocdoc for pets," but switched gears last year to provide data analytics and genomic techniques to farms.

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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.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.