Here's why we're grateful for the New York Times' science section: this article reports on a paper published recently demonstrating that "the more beer a scientist drinks, the less likely the scientist is to publish a paper or to have a paper cited by another researcher."

But it's not as simple as separating out the lushes from everyone else, the article says.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.