The method described in a New York Times Magazine article on how Patrick Ball uncovers evidence of war crimes seemed familiar to Jonathan Eisen. Ball uses sampling and statistics to build his case, and similar methods are used to survey microbes.

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Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.

US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.

A CRISPR-themed meeting explored how the tool could and should be used, Wired reports.

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