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Hazards to Avoid

Genomics researchers from universities in Utah, Texas, and Boston have put together some helpful guidelines to help tenderfoots avoid early disappointment and disillusion with their chosen career.

Their PLOS Biology article warns against six behaviors and attitudes to experimental design, data use, and interpretation that are an anathema to good research practice and potentially hazardous to budding careers.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.