Transparency Test

A group of French researchers examined retractions published in 2008 to determine how transparent the notices were, and whether most of them adhered to the Committee on Publication Ethics standards that came out the following year. As they report in BMC Research Notes, researchers led by corresponding author Evelyne Decullier from the University of Lyon sifted through 244 retractions published in Medline.

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Researchers hope to tease out the signature effects that different carcinogens leave on the genome to determine their contributions to disease, Mosaic reports.

The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.