Jonathan Eisen blogs about a new photosynthetic bacterium found using metagenomic data. This report was published last week, to the dismay of Eisen's open-access soul, in Science. The researchers collected DNA from a hot spring in Yellowstone and discovered they had a new bacteriochlorophyll – synthesizing, phototrophic bacterium, now called Candidatus Chloracidobacterium thermophilum.

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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.

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