NEW YORK, Nov. 2 — They're not just good for your heart. 

An international consortium is being formed with the goal of sequencing the genome of the common bean in order to better understand the genetic bases of drought resistance and nitrogen exchange, and ultimately to improve crop yields.

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.