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Cambridge University biologist Peter Lawrence says that modern biology is being corrupted by attempts to measure and evaluate research. In Current Biology, he writes that the importance placed on impact factors and H-indices has increased unethical behavior among researchers as they jockey to get their names on a paper to increase their standing in the community.

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The US Department of Justice has proposed a rule change to enable DNA to be collected from migrants, the Associated Press reports.

Bernard Fisher, a surgeon who changed how breast cancer is treated, has died at 101, the New York Times reports.

Washington Post columnist writes that she is skeptical about DNA-based diets.

In PNAS this week: recurrent inactivation of DEPDC5 in gastrointestinal stromal tumors, taxonomic reliability of GenBank sequences, and more.