The quality of scientific research and papers is suffering as an increased emphasis is being placed on the number of paper produced and how often they are cited, writes Arizona State University's Daniel Sarewitz in an essay at Nature.
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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.