Victor Henning and William Gunn question the usefulness of the impact factor, the measure of an academic publication's influence, in an article in The Guardian's Higher Education Network blog this week.
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The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.
The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.
The first Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology papers show mixed results.
In Nature this week: mobile phone-based targeted DNA sequencing, and more.