For its annual question for 2014, Edge has asked what scientific idea should be retired. While the responses run the gamut — contributors say that concepts from 'universe' to 'inclusive fitness' to 'IQ' and 'statistical significance' should be phased out — a handful of responses focus on big data or big science.

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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.