A New Tree

Armed with gene sequences, researchers led by the University of California, Berkeley's Jillian Banfield have drawn an expanded tree of life, marked by an abundance of bacteria.

"It is a momentous discovery — an entire continent of life-forms," Eugene Koonin from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, who was not involved in the study, tells the New York Times.

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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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