The abstract of a scientific paper may be the most important section, writes Neuroskeptic, but it can easily go wrong. "[A]n abstract is not a paper, nor is it the beginning of one. It's a whole art form in itself," Neuroskeptic says.
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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.
The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.
News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.
In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.