This Week in PNAS

A paper appearing in the PNAS Early Edition from Uppsala University's Karolina Edlund et al. examines the accuracy of reported mutations in an analysis of the TP53 mutation database. Taking a data-driven approach to assess several independent quality criteria, Edlund and colleagues generated a quality score for each report contributing to the database.

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligence for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.