PLoS recently launched its article-level metrics program for all of its journals. At O'Really, Duncan Hull takes a look at the data from the top 10 papers. He says that "this is novel, interesting and potentially useful data, not currently made publicly available by other publishers."
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In PLOS this week: genetic study of breast cancer in Egyptian families, mutations linked to cleft lip and palate, and more.
Council Bluffs, Iowa, schools are encouraging more girls to pursue STEM courses, according to the Associated Press.
Because of new open-access requirements, Gates Foundation-funded researchers can't publish in some top journals, Nature News reports.
In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.