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Randy Schekman will be the first editor of the new open-access journal being formed by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Max Planck Society, and the Wellcome Trust, according to a news release from HHMI. Schekman is a cell biologist and the current editor-in-chief of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. According to HHMI, he will begin working on the new journal in August, dedicating half of his time to that project while also helping PNAS find his successor.

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The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

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