Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas), who heads the US House of Representatives science committee, defends his draft legislation aimed at changing the peer-review process at the National Science Foundation, the Huffington Post reports.
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In Science this week: role for epigenetic in neuronal excitability, and more.
The new Office of Research Integrity director is grappling with complaints from her staff, according to ScienceInsider.
Italian researchers link SNPs in the PDSS2 gene to coffee consumption in a new paper.
A gene-editing ban has been interpreted to include mitochondrial transfer, Technology Review reports.