Nickels and Dimes

A publishing company is asking for a fee to retract an article, Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch reports. "We've heard about a lot of barriers to retraction — author and editor stubbornness being the most frequent. But now there's a new one: A publisher that wants to charge authors $650 to retract," Oransky writes.

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In Science this week: self-assembly of DNA components in solution, and more.

Genetics and Molecular Research retracts two gastric cancer papers for being "substantially equal" to other papers, according to Retraction Watch.

A new analysis indicates that the Ebola virus behind the current West African outbreak is mutating at about the same rate as other Ebola viruses.

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