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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While James Watson and Francis Crick are credited for discovering the structure of DNA, Rich proved their theory of a double helix structure was correct when he produced a distinct image of the structure.

Nature News reports that early users of Oxford Nanopore's hand-held MinIon are giddy about the technology and its uses. 

According to MIT Technology Review, Apple is collaborating with researchers to develop apps for consumer DNA testing.

In Cell this week: Leukemia-like disease in soft-shell clams, mNET-seq method for profiling growing transcripts, and more.