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John Tierney is "Daring to Discuss Women in Science" in the New York Times. In the first column of a proposed series on the topic, Tierney examines the existence of gender bias in the sciences. In considering the House of Representatives' recent passage of the "Fulfilling the potential of women in academic science and engineering" legislation, Tierney is not convinced that — if approved by the Senate — the law would solve gender inequities in science.

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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.