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.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

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