At the Gene Expression blog, Razib Khan says bias is "rife in any science which utilizes statistics." A recent post at the GiveWell blog presented some suggestions for the social sciences, including one that said that publication bias is of great concern when examining research.

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.