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Retrotransposons jump their way around genomes, leaving copies of themselves behind — sometimes lots of them. According to the Atlantic, about a quarter of the cow genome is just one jumping gene that has copied itself over and over again.

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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.