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A team of psychologists found no sex difference in the number of words people speak per day. After tallying up and then extrapolating the number of words spoken by their subjects, James Pennebaker and his colleagues found that men and women both speak about 16,000 words a day.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

In PLOS this week: comparison of commercial bisulfite kits, new method to predict essential proteins, and more