Janet Stemwedel blogs about "clarity and obfuscation in scientific papers."  While the "translation" lists she links to are funny ("It can be shown" in a paper really means "Somebody said they did this…"), she says that some scientists do try to spin their results, to report the outcome in the most favorable light.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

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