This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a Pennsylvania State University-led team takes a look at the history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, Ara macao cyanoptera, with samples from the southern US and northern Mexico that stretched back 800 years to more than 1,100 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.