In the wake of the publishing of the ENCODE project papers, researchers are discussing just what the investigators meant by reporting that 80 percent of the human genome is functional, and whether or not the idea of 'junk DNA' still stands.
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In PLOS this week: canine GWAS of skeletal syndromes, Chagas disease outcomes and genetic ancestry, and more.
A team describes its idea for a clinical trial data-sharing database, called Vivli, ScienceInsider reports.
One case illustrates how DNA evidence can incriminate an innocent person, Scientific American says.
A lack of stability in research funding drives researchers away from academia, researchers write at eLife.