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Bitesize Bio contributor Megan Cartwright this week proposes a system to keep lab supply orders and fulfillments straight. "Ordering, receiving, auditing, and following-up on outstanding orders are all boring and time-consuming aspects of a lab manager's job," Cartwright says. But, "given the money involved and research's time-sensitive nature, these mundane but important tasks must be as simple as possible for all lab members," she adds.

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Nature News reports that researchers in Japan hope to soon test the use of reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas.

A new approach may help limit the number of fish that are mislabeled at markets or restaurants, according to New Scientist.

At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.

In PNAS this week: numerous mobile genetic elements contribute to Vibrio cholerae drug resistance, troponin I mutations in sudden infant deaths, and more.