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Thomson Reuters, the firm behind the impact factor, says it is going to be more transparent about how it ranks scientific journals, Nature News reports.

While the company developed the impact factor to help librarians sort through the various scientific journals to determine which ones to subscribe to, it has become a metric by which not only journals, but also the researchers who publish in those journals are measured.

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New US Department of Commerce rules will affect supercomputing in China, according to the Wall Street Journal.

A new analysis finds that it will be more than a century until female computer scientists publish at the same rate as their male counterparts, ScienceInsider reports.

Broad Institute researchers describe an approach they've dubbed "DNA microscopy."

In PLOS this week: epigenetic changes following hepatitis C virus treatment, metagenomic analysis of Ugandan children with febrile illness, and more.