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With the end of the year nigh, Science takes a look back at how its predictions for 2009 fared. It did OK saying that plant genomics was going to take off — cucumber, sorghum, maize, cassava and oil palm. For next year, Science says to keep an eye on iPS cells, exome sequencing, among other areas.

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As we enter conference season, Nature News asks why graduate students and postdocs are sometimes forced to choose between paying the rent and paying to attend important meetings.

A new analysis says that a 2018 study claiming to show biparental mtDNA inheritance has several flaws.

In PNAS this week: a genome sequence analysis of Crucihimalaya himalaica, multicellularity and fruiting body development in mushroom-forming fungi, and more.

Two researchers are calling for education for scientists on defending facts.