In the Pipeline points to an editorial from the Rockefeller University Press complaining about the lack of transparency Thomson Scientific uses when calculating journal impact factors. Their complaints range from not being able to get the original data to getting the wrong data when their request was fulfilled. Blogger Derek Lowe just seems amused by the diversity in the nearly 500 chemistry titles. "...have you ever seen anything from Chemical Papers?

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.