Over at Lab Times, Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus say that Clare Francis has done a lot to help journal editors uncover fraud. Francis uses software that helps detect plagiarism, and sends findings on various papers to journal editors.

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.