Shake it Up

The tightening US science-funding budget offers an opportunity to alter how grants are awarded by the National Institutes of Health, writes Frederick Grinnell, a cell biologist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in Nature. The process, he says, could be "made stronger, more resilient, and more diverse."

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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.