A short while ago, a scientific journal in China found that 31 percent of its submissions since October 2008 contained plagiarized material. Now, says In the Pipeline's Derek Lowe, the Chinese government has stepped in to drain the "swamp" that is journal publishing in China.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.