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.


To read the full story....

Register for Free.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.