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Viral Misconduct

In December, Nature reported on the Research Center Borstel in Germany, which was caught up in the revelation that several researchers in its immunology group had allegedly been involved in long-running scientific misconduct. Now, the case is assuming "ever-more alarming proportions," says Nature's Quirin Schiermeier.

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.