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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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Researchers tie a variant in ADAMTS3 to breathing difficulties in dissimilar dog breeds, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Japan Times reports that researchers sequenced the genome of a woman who lived during the Jomon period.

Parents of children with rare genetic disease have to contend with shifts in the interpretation of genetic variants, the Wall Street Journal reports.

In Science this week: single-nucleus RNA sequencing of brain tissue from individuals with autism, and more.