The promising, but ultimately discredited STAP approach is neither robust nor reproducible, and any hint of reported pluripotency was due to contamination, according to two papers appearing in Nature this week.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.