Norway's Svalbard Global Seed Vault resembles "a Bond villain's lair," writes the Guardian's Suzanne Goldenberg, but rather than housing someone hoping to take over the world within its "cathedral"-like facility, there are the seeds of some 4,000 plant species, or 720,000 individual samples, that have been placed there in hopes of saving the world.

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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.

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