If you are a federally funded scientist in the US, then you are probably doing too much paperwork, mostly to comply with government rules, but you knew that already. You didn’t get three or four degrees to spend your days this way, unless maybe you're a political scientist who studies bureaucracy. You will never guess who agrees that all that government-required pencil pushing, collating, copying, and cutting and pasting is turning you into a bureaucrat — the government.

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In Science this week: self-assembly of DNA components in solution, and more.

Genetics and Molecular Research retracts two gastric cancer papers for being "substantially equal" to other papers, according to Retraction Watch.

A new analysis indicates that the Ebola virus behind the current West African outbreak is mutating at about the same rate as other Ebola viruses.

With the launch of Scott Kelly into space today, the study of him and his earthbound brother to disentangle the effects of life in space from the effects of genetics kicks off.