This Week in Nature

In Nature Genetics this week, a group led by researchers from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health presents data revealing a shared genetic architecture for asthma and allergic diseases. The researchers performed a genome-wide cross-trait analysis of SNP data for asthma and allergic diseases in 33,593 cases and 76,768 controls of European ancestry from the UK Biobank, and find a strong genome-wide genetic correlation between the conditions.

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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.