After Year and a Half, New ORI Head | GenomeWeb

Kathy Partin is to be the next head of the US Office of Research Integrity, Retraction Watch says, noting that the Report On Research Compliance first reported the appointment.

Partin, a neuroscientist and administrator at Colorado State University, is to take over the top spot toward the end of the month.

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Pacific Biosciences is hosting a competition in which researchers are vying to win free sequencing for an organism with the most interesting genome.

An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.

The San people of Africa have drawn up a code of conduct for researchers, according to the Conversation.

In Nature this week: genotypes linked to hip osteoarthritis, and more.