Central Draw

PubMed Central draws readers away from scientific journals, weakening community ties, says Philip Davis, from Phil Davis Consulting based in Ithaca, NY, in a forum article in The FASEB Journal. Davis examined 13,223 articles published in 14 research journals — spanning the fields of nutrition, experimental biology, physiology, and radiology — published by academic societies between February 2008 and January 2011.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

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