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Nothing Can Touch the Gold Standard

A report from the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Studies in Higher Education finds that academics are traditionalists when it comes to publication options, says the Chronicle of Higher Education. Though there are “experiments in new genres of scholarship and dissemination,” peer-review is held in the highest esteem. One of the seven case studies in the report focuses on the biological sciences and it finds that “the publication system in biology is almost exclusively journal based and dominated by a few highly selective journals.”

The Scan

New Study Highlights Role of Genetics in ADHD

Researchers report in Nature Genetics on differences in genetic architecture between ADHD affecting children versus ADHD that persists into adulthood or is diagnosed in adults.

Study Highlights Pitfall of Large Gene Panels in Clinical Genomic Analysis

An analysis in Genetics in Medicine finds that as gene panels get larger, there is an increased chance of uncovering benign candidate variants.

Single-Cell Atlas of Drosophila Embryogenesis

A new paper in Science presents a single-cell atlas of fruit fly embryonic development over time.

Phage Cocktail Holds Promise for IBD

Researchers uncovered a combination phage therapy that targets Klebsiella pneumonia strains among individuals experiencing inflammatory bowel disease flare ups, as they report in Cell.