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The Economist has a story following a PLoS Medicine paper from John Ioannidis and colleagues which argues that scientific publishing may be biased toward high-profile papers that may have less accurate findings. "With so many scientific papers chasing so few pages in the most prestigious journals, the winners could be the ones most likely to oversell themselves," the article says.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.