In November, Retraction Watch reported on two retractions from Cell and Molecular Biology because of alleged misconduct in the lab of University of Eastern Finland biochemist Carsten Carlberg. The researcher also holds a position at the University of Luxembourg, which launched an investigation last year at Carlberg's request into the misconduct.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.