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Merck and Wyeth weren't the only ones. The Associated Press reports that GlaxoSmithKline had a ghostwriting program to support its antidepressant, Paxil. The program, called CASSPER, instructed salespeople to approach physicians and help them write and publish positive articles about the antidepressant.

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In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.