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Though many people in the US may not have a firm grasp of science, they do hold scientists in high regard, LiveScience says.

The 2014 Science and Engineering Indicators report from the US National Science Foundation, examines the state of science education, research, and industry.

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Differences in DNA methylation could be used to distinguish between DNA samples obtained from identical twins, researchers say.

A retrovirus that's been integrated into the human genome appears to have a role in embryonic development, researchers report.

A report from MIT identifies areas of scientific research where declining research support is hindering needed advances.

In PLOS this week: phylogenetic study of hepatitis E viruses in Swedish moose, recombination sites in the honeybee genome, and more.