On the Gene Expression blog, Razib offers a post in which he says, "If there is one thing that casts a pall over the rise of genomic technology and its applications, it is the eugenics movement." His post reminds readers that even as genomic technologies become better and better, we shouldn't forget that there are always bad guys who will use it for the wrong thing.

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.