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This Week in PNAS

Soil and manure from pig farms where antibiotics are commonly used are prone to harboring antibiotic resistance genes, according to a study in the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers from China and the US assessed manure, manure compost, and manure compost-treated soil samples from three large Chinese swine farms, using quantitative PCR arrays to test for 244 antibiotic resistance genes.

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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.

In Nature this week: mobile phone-based targeted DNA sequencing, and more.