Assessing Impact

ResearchBlogging.org and PLoS are teaming up to improve how the impact of journal articles is determined. PLoS began its metrics project earlier in the year and now part of that metrics tab for each article, readers can see, in addition to how many people have viewed and commented on the article, blog posts about it from the ResearchBlogging network.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.