Determining the order of authors on a paper can be a fraught task, never mind deciding whose contribution rises to the level of an author, Nature News writes. Recent discussions on social media, especially Twitter, it adds, have been grappling with these issues.

Who gets what spot on an author list varies by discipline. For instance, in psychology, Nature News says that the author who did the most work usually takes the first slot.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.