For Data Cleanliness

Big data offers opportunities to uncover hidden or subtle connections, but it also takes some 'data wrangling,' the New York Times reports.

"It's an absolute myth that you can send an algorithm over raw data and have insights pop up," Jeffrey Heer, a professor of computer science at the University of Washington and a co-founder of the startup Trifacta, says.

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The New York Times profiles 23andMe's Anne Wojcicki and describes how she bounced back from a bad year.

Fotis Kafatos, the founding president of the European Research Council, has died, according to the Associated Press.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of honeybee disease, microRNA profiles of people with lupus nephritis, and more.

The Verge's Angela Chen tried out a gene test for fitness advice, but didn't learn much new information.