This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center reports on a family of microRNAs called miR-515 that are found at higher-than-usual levels in placenta samples from women who go on to experience preeclampsia, a form of high blood pressure during pregnancy that lead to maternal or fetal mortality.

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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.