Disagreements over who goes where on an author list are common, but deciding ahead of time how credit will be doled out can limit those arguments, writes Amber Dance at Nature Jobs.

"The force of the dispute usually revolves around the feeling that whatever they did was more important than what the other person did," Stanford University's Stephen Kosslyn tells her.

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The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

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