In what critics are calling an unethical end-run around safety protocols for human drug trials, an American university and a group of wealthy libertarians teamed up to invest in an offshore trial of an experimental herpes vaccine, reports Kaiser Health News.

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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.