Like a Tennis Match

In a series of blog posts at Bits of DNA, computational biologist Lior Pachter criticizes a pair of papers appearing in Nature Biotechnology over the summer presenting methods to interrogate biological networks. Pachter in particular has harsh words for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Manolis Kellis. Pachter accuses Kellis's recent paper of being "dishonest and fraudulent." Kellis, in turn, says the accusations are "defamatory, baseless, misleading, and factually incorrect." A bit of a back-and-forth ensues.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

In a commentary at eLife, Brandeis University's Eve Marder calls on researchers to value and pursue truth.

Researchers have developed a way to quickly edit white blood cells, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: rice gene enables plants to grow quickly in times of flooding, and more.

Education-linked genetic variants could also predict a small portion of a person's social mobility, Newsweek reports.