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From Many, One

By | April 1, 2015

Diverse mammals, including humans, have been found to carry distinct genomes in their cells. What does such genetic chimerism mean for health and disease?


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Fast-Track Peer Review Controversy

By | March 31, 2015

An editor of the journal Scientific Reports quits in protest of paid, expedited review.


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Mass Retraction

By | March 27, 2015

BioMed Central retracts 43 papers it had been investigating for evidence of faked peer review.

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Short, Strong Signals

By | March 25, 2015

Methylation increases both the activity and instability of the signaling protein Notch.


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HHS Rolls Out Public Access Plans

By | March 3, 2015

The US Department of Health and Human Services outlines how the National Institutes of Health and its other agencies will make research results public.


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Riding Out Rejection

By | March 1, 2015

How to navigate the choppy waters of scientific publication


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Nature Debuts Peer-Review Option

By | February 18, 2015

Authors submitting to Nature journals can soon request double-blind reviews.

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Truly Brief Communications

By | February 18, 2015

The Journal of Brief Ideas, a platform that publishes 200-word articles, launches in beta.

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Lab Size Study Stirs Debate

By | February 9, 2015

Do bigger labs churn out more high-impact papers? Not necessarily, according to a new analysis.


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University of California Doubles Down on OA

By | January 21, 2015

The academic institution’s press is launching two new open-access initiatives to make research results and academic manuscripts publicly available.



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