At the GeneAcres 17 conference held in South San Francisco, Calif., this week, a panel of professionals agreed that life-sciences building owners — be they users or owner-managers — can save money in the long term and promote environmentally friendlier "sustainable" development by renovating existing buildings rather than building new ones.

That is especially true, they agreed, when facilities are renovated to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards developed by the US Green Building Council.

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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.