This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Ariad Pharmaceuticals introduce an inherited disease genetics-focused approach for finding genes and variants involved in cancer development and progression. The researchers relied on a computational method for comparing variants from a large database of variants identified in inherited disease studies with variants present in various cancer types.

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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.