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Back in August, six Harvard University medical researchers were poisoned after they drank coffee spiked with sodium azide, reports the Associated Press this week. Sodium azide is a common preservative. The researchers, who worked in the pathology department, complained of dizziness and ringing ears and one person passed out. They were all sent to the emergency room and were eventually released.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.