Michelle Lee, the director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, has resigned, IP Watchdog reports. It adds that she submitted a letter of resignation with apparently immediate effect.

In a note to her staff, Lee wrote that "[i]t has been a tremendous honor to serve our country for the past several years."

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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.