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Inspired by results published in a recent PLoS One paper — in which a trio of researchers at the Max Planck Society show that "scientific peer reviewers agree only slightly more often than they would by chance," he says — Neuroskeptic has assembled a pie chart divided by eight equivalent slices that each represent a satirical reviewer stereotype that shows the role chance plays in peer revi

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President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Eric Lander to serve as director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Associated Press says.

Nature News writes that scientists are trying to figure out how to name the new strains of SARS-CoV-2 that are emerging.

The New York Times reports that researchers are studying identical twins who had COVID-19 to understand the influence of genetics on disease severity.

In PNAS this week: epistasis affecting cystic fibrosis, Tiger rattlesnake genome gives venom insight, and more.