Pains wrought by the sequestration of the US federal budget have already begun to put the hurt on biomedical and genomics research communities, as had been predicted, but also it is directly affecting cancer clinics and patients, which was not expected.

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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.