University of Massachusetts Medical School's Victor Ambros and Harvard Medical School's Gary Ruvkun have won the 2012 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research. Ambros and Ruvkun are being honored "for their co-discovery of microRNAs as central regulators of gene expression and development," Johnson & Johnson says in a statement.

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The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

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