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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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In Cell this week: Leukemia-like disease in soft-shell clams, mNET-seq method for profiling growing transcripts, and more.

While James Watson and Francis Crick are credited for discovering the structure of DNA, Rich proved their theory of a double helix structure was correct when he produced a distinct image of the structure.

Nature News reports that early users of Oxford Nanopore's hand-held MinIon are giddy about the technology and its uses. 

According to MIT Technology Review, Apple is collaborating with researchers to develop apps for consumer DNA testing.