Being a scientist means knowing what it is like to fail, new Nobel laureate James Rothman from Yale University tells the Associated Press.

The difference between "a great scientist and a not-so-lucky one," Rothman says, is that a great scientist fails 99 percent of the time while an unlucky one fails 99.9 percent of the time.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.