A study done by Journal of the American Medical Association editors released yesterday, though not peer-reviewed or published, found that a "significant number" of medical journal papers are written by ghostwriters, according to the New York Times. The online survey of the authors from 630 papers found that 7.8 percent of them left people off the paper whose contributions qualified them to be authors.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.