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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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.