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Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.

See What They Said

Following a pilot project, Genome Biology is to adopt a transparent peer review process at the beginning of 2019.

Room for Improvement

Indiana University School of Medicine's Aaron Carroll discusses the flaws and ways to improve peer review at the New York Times.

One of the largest repositories of molecular brain cancer data in the world, the enhanced REMBRANDT is more comprehensive than an earlier NCI-hosted version.

A pair of researchers has found that retracted papers are often still cited and call for them to be harder to access, Retraction Watch reports.

Just Skip that Step

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.

Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

What happens to scientific papers when certain journals are no longer published? Some scientists are trying to make sure they don't disappear forever.

Talk It Up on Twitter

An analysis appearing in PeerJ finds that social media mentions of a paper may lead to increased citations.

The US National Institutes of Health has decided to discontinue PubMed Commons because of low uptake.

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Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine and Deloitte are looking into the use of drones to transport samples for testing. 

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm 23andMe is laying off about 100 people.

Researchers from Northwestern University examined dust for antibiotic-resistance genes, New Scientist reports. 

In Science this week: researchers present a computational method for predicting cellular differentiation state from single-cell RNA sequencing data, and more.