At the Evolgen blog, part four of a series titled, "Publishing Original Research on Blogs," is up. The series explores the evolution of a duplicated gene in Drosophila, and details both the steps and data of the research. This particular post covers how to use the UCSC Genome Browser (with some nice screenshots included) to extract and compare several annotated genes from different Drosophila species.

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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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