Happiness Is ...

Finding happiness in the lab is the key to success in research, says Benchfly's Alan Marnett. In hopes of "empowering scientists at the bench," Marnett presents a few tips on finding contentment in the lab — a path, he says, that applies equally to grad students, postdocs, and PIs. First, it's important to have "a sense of control," a feeling that you have a say in how your project will progress, even though you have a boss to answer to.

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.