The Wall Street Journal tells the story of University of Illinois biologist Stephen Long who used to scrape for research grants and conference invites but now is well-financed and receives more invitations than he can accept. His secret? He studies Miscanthus X giganteus which, the article says, might be a source of alternative fuel.

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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.