A new study shows that academics who choose to stop their tenure clocks earn less than their colleagues who do not, reports Scott Jaschik at Inside Higher Ed. Stopping the clock — typically for family-related reasons — is an administrative benefit that allows tenure-track academics to extend the deadline for their tenure review.

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In Science this week: self-assembly of DNA components in solution, and more.

Genetics and Molecular Research retracts two gastric cancer papers for being "substantially equal" to other papers, according to Retraction Watch.

A new analysis indicates that the Ebola virus behind the current West African outbreak is mutating at about the same rate as other Ebola viruses.

With the launch of Scott Kelly into space today, the study of him and his earthbound brother to disentangle the effects of life in space from the effects of genetics kicks off.