You're always supposed to take what you read on Wikipedia with a grain of salt, but for this you might need a whole salt block. Word got out recently that a high-ranking contributor on Wiki who claimed to be a tenured professor was instead a 24-year-old college dropout. Wiki founder Jimmy Wales says that a new plan will be implemented allowing contributors to remain anonymous but providing a voluntary option to verify their credentials.

 

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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.