A Rutgers University cancer researcher tells ScienceInsider she was fired, not for how she handled lab mice, but for questioning the authorship of a paper submitted to Nature.

The researcher, Xiaoqi Xie, tells ScienceInsider she studied mice engineered to lack autophagy to find that, when they were given melanoma, their tumors grew more slowly and, based on this, proposed a new research direction.

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India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

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