Due Recognition

A recently launched website hopes to give researchers who write code their due, Nature News reports.

By tracking research software that's described, mentioned, or used in the literature, Depsy aims to underscore the contribution of research software and its developers to science, as the website notes.

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A new report highlights the potential threats posed by advances in synthetic biology, NPR reports.

Johns Hopkins University's Steven Salzberg and his colleagues have come up with a new estimate for the number of human genes, Nature News reports.

A Bloomberg reporter tried to get her genetic data deleted, but found it's not so simple to do.

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