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In this week's Nature, researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Fla., and their colleagues report that miR-212, which is "upregulated in the dorsal striatum of rats with a history of extended access to cocaine," decreases responsiveness to cocaine by amplifying the drug's stimulatory effects on CREB signaling.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.

The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.

The first Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology papers show mixed results.

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