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Data Integrity, On Your Own

A National Academies panel has issued a report on data integrity that doesn't say anything, except that disciplines need to work it out themselves, according to Science Insider. "Their conclusions boil down to three 'principles' that are as insightful as calling Monday the first work day of the week," Jocelyn Kaiser writes. Those principles include that researchers should guarantee data integrity, that data should be publicly accessible, and that it should be archived. According to MIT's Phil Sharp, the lack of detail arose because every time a specific proposal was made by a panelist, another one would say it wouldn't work in his or her discipline.

The Scan

Ancient Greek Army Ancestry Highlights Mercenary Role in Historical Migrations

By profiling genomic patterns in 5th century samples from in and around Himera, researchers saw diverse ancestry in Greek army representatives in the region, as they report in PNAS.

Estonian Biobank Team Digs into Results Return Strategies, Experiences

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics outline a procedure developed for individual return of results for the population biobank, along with participant experiences conveyed in survey data.

Rare Recessive Disease Insights Found in Individual Genomes

Researchers predict in Genome Medicine cross-population deletions and autosomal recessive disease impacts by analyzing recurrent nonallelic homologous recombination-related deletions.

Genetic Tests Lead to Potential Prognostic Variants in Dutch Children With Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Researchers in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine found that the presence of pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants was linked to increased risk of death and poorer outcomes in children with pediatric dilated cardiomyopathy.