This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team led by scientists from North Carolina State University report data suggesting that, in fruit flies, parents genetically diversify their offspring to boost their chances of survival against parasites. They exposed fruit flies that had been bred with an identifiable mutation with bacteria and then allowed them to mate. The investigators discovered a higher proportion of recombinant offspring from infected insects than those from a control group.

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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.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.