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HHS Issues Debarment Notice for Misconduct by Philippe Bois

There's not much we can add to this post from Writedit at the Medical Writing, Editing & Grantsmanship blog. The post presents a notice from the US Department of Health and Human Services Debarring Official in which HHS reports that Philippe Bois, a former postdoc in the biochem department at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, was found to have "engaged in misconduct in science and research misconduct" -- specifically, that Bois "knowingly and intentionally falsified data reported in 2 papers."

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Self-Reported Hearing Loss in Older Adults Begins Very Early in Life, Study Says

A JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery study says polygenic risk scores associated with hearing loss in older adults is also associated with hearing decline in younger groups.

Genome-Wide Analysis Sheds Light on Genetics of ADHD

A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder appearing in Nature Genetics links 76 genes to risk of having the disorder.

MicroRNA Cotargeting Linked to Lupus

A mouse-based study appearing in BMC Biology implicates two microRNAs with overlapping target sites in lupus.

Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures

In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.