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'A Lie and a Sham'

DrugMonkey says that co-first authorship on scientific papers is "a lie and a sham and an embarrassment to our profession." PIs and lab heads should make it clear to the researchers working under them that there is no such thing as "co-equal" and that the very idea is a "valueless sop," DrugMonkey adds.

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Nature News reports that researchers in Japan hope to soon test the use of reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas.

A new approach may help limit the number of fish that are mislabeled at markets or restaurants, according to New Scientist.

At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.

In PNAS this week: numerous mobile genetic elements contribute to Vibrio cholerae drug resistance, troponin I mutations in sudden infant deaths, and more.