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This Week in PLOS

Adam Eyre-Walker from the University of Sussex and Nina Stoletzki examine post-publication peer review in PLOS Biology. Drawing on two datasets — one from the Wellcome Trust and the other from F1000 — of researchers' ratings of published work, they find that researchers appear to be swayed in their assessment by the impact factor of the journal in which the study appears.

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In Science this week: certain genes repressed during memory formation, analysis of genomes from single neurons, and more.

NASA plans to test whether DNA sequencing studies can be conducted in microgravity.

Congress passes a continuing resolution to keep the US federal government funded through mid-December.

The Human Genome Project was launched 25 years ago, and at Nature, Francis Collins, James Watson, and Eric Green look back at the lessons learned.