In his Raw Data column at the New York Times, George Johnson wonders whether some branches of science are better at addressing reproducibility issues than others. In a previous column, Johnson drew on work done by John Ioannidis that found that much of scientific findings cannot be reproduced.
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In Genome Research this week: mitochondrial and nuclear gene fusions in cancer, role of genomic imprinting in tissue-specific gene expression, and more.
Maria Freire from the Foundation for the NIH calls for "politically popular pledges of support" for the NIH to turn into support for increased funding for the agency.
A Thomson Reuters analysis indicates that the life sciences, rather than the tech sector, are increasingly driving global innovation.
The White House says ethical discussions about genome editing of the human germline are needed.