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The UK is launching a modern version of its 18th century Longitude Prize, the Associated Press reports.

The 1714 version of the competition sought a way to determine a ship's position at sea without relying on clocks whose mechanisms were often affected by condition at sea; John Harrison, a Yorkshire clockmaker, won that competition with his invention of the marine chronometer.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.

The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.

The first Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology papers show mixed results.

In Nature this week: mobile phone-based targeted DNA sequencing, and more.