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Ben Butkus

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Ben Butkus is managing editor at GenomeWeb. He covers technologies and trends in PCR, qPCR, and related nucleic acid amplification technologies; molecular diagnostics; and sample prep. 

In Science this week: a global genetic interaction map for Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and progress made in genomics, precision medicine, and therapeutics.

The price of plane tickets can affect how scientists in different countries choose to collaborate with each other, NPR reports.

The Annals of Improbable Research has awarded the 2016 Ig Nobel Prizes.

Scientific American alleges that the FDA has been "arm-twisting journalists into relinquishing their reportorial independence."