The National Inventors Hall of Fame has named Leroy Hood among its 16 inductees for 2007. Hood, president of the Institute for Systems Biology, was recognized for his role in inventing the automated DNA sequencer, which “has played a crucial role in the biotech industry, greatly accelerating the progress of the Human Genome Project in the 1990s,” according to a statement from the non-profit organization.
 

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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.