Haruko Obokata, the Japanese researcher who came under scrutiny and who then was found guilty of research misconduct for her role in the STAP cell scandal, says in a new book that she was framed, according to the Wall Street Journal's Japan Real Time blog.

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen also contributed to brain research, NPR reports.

The New York Times reports on the shifting interpretations of what some genetic variants mean over time.

In Cell this week: investigation of metastatic tumor evolution, more than 16,000 genetic variants introduced into the budding yeast model organism, and more.

MIT's Technology Review reports on Genentech's pursuit of personalized cancer vaccines.