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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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.