New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has given his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, a $250 million gift that the school plans to use to hire 50 scientists, ScienceInsider reports. Another $100 million will go toward need-based financial aid for undergraduate students.

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In Science this week: self-assembly of DNA components in solution, and more.

Genetics and Molecular Research retracts two gastric cancer papers for being "substantially equal" to other papers, according to Retraction Watch.

A new analysis indicates that the Ebola virus behind the current West African outbreak is mutating at about the same rate as other Ebola viruses.

With the launch of Scott Kelly into space today, the study of him and his earthbound brother to disentangle the effects of life in space from the effects of genetics kicks off.