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The Scan

Bit Longer at NIH

The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.

FDA and Invention

Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.

Scientific Glory

An academic laments the rise of narcissism in the sciences, the Guardian reports.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: metagenomic-based technique for determining protein structure, and more.

The first Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology papers show mixed results.

New Rule

The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.

The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.

This Week in Nature

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

Second Failure

Prior to being closed, Theranos' Arizona lab failed an inspection by regulators, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Questions for Price

HHS Secretary nominee Tom Price is to go in front of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today, NPR's Morning Edition reports.

Because gene-edited organisms can cross borders, Gizmodo wonders whether there should be an international body to govern their use.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: nanopore sequencing workflow to detect antibiotic resistance in gut microbes, TSSPlant tool, and more.

President-elect Donald Trump considers other candidates for director of the National Institutes of Health, Nature News reports.

Mark of a Concussion

Researchers find that blood tests might be able to help determine severity of a concussion, Wired reports.

For Science Advice

Technology Review points out that a new US presidential science advisor hasn't been selected.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: carbapenem resistance in Enterobacteriaceae, selection against educational attainment-linked variants, and more.

OA Policy Clash

Because of new open-access requirements, Gates Foundation-funded researchers can't publish in some top journals, Nature News reports.

Council Bluffs, Iowa, schools are encouraging more girls to pursue STEM courses, according to the Associated Press.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: genetic study of breast cancer in Egyptian families, mutations linked to cleft lip and palate, and more.

Oliver Smithies Dies

Oliver Smithies, who won the Nobel Prize in 2007, has died, the New York Times reports.

If confirmed as Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price says he will divest himself of certain holdings, according to Stat News.

Arizona is planning to sue Theranos for "deceptive acts" and misrepresentations of its "capabilities and operation."

This Week in Science

In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.

Say What You Want

The Department of Energy has announced a new scientific integrity policy, the Verge reports.

Extra Expertise

An editorial in Wired calls on universities to help lawmakers understand technical issues.

Pages

The GRE isn't a good predictor of graduate school performance or productivity, according to two PLOS One studies.

Bitesize Bio has some advice for scientists ready to leave their current lab behind.

A trio of editors from the Nature family of journals describes what make a peer review a good one.

Spots in genetic counseling training programs are competitive, Maclean's reports.