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Australian science hasn't been doing so well lately as the science minister position was eliminated and folded into the industry portfolio and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization budget has been slashed about 16 percent, forcing it to close a number of research facilities.

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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.