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Steven Soderbergh says he really wanted to get the science right when making Contagion, the forthcoming Hollywood movie that chronicles a global pandemic resulting from the intercontinental outbreak of an unknown virus. "I don't know how you could make a film about a subject like this without wanting it to be accurate," Soderbergh tells The New York Times this week.

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Nature News reports that researchers in Japan hope to soon test the use of reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas.

A new approach may help limit the number of fish that are mislabeled at markets or restaurants, according to New Scientist.

At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.

In PNAS this week: numerous mobile genetic elements contribute to Vibrio cholerae drug resistance, troponin I mutations in sudden infant deaths, and more.