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Genetics may contribute more to the development of gout than diet, the Australian Associated Press reports.

A team of researchers in New Zealand conducted a meta-analysis of more than 16,700 US adults of European ancestry on whom genotyping, serum urate, and diet data was collected. Elevated serum urate is a key risk factor for gout.

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Two researchers are calling for education for scientists on defending facts.

Researchers were among those who marched in London this weekend to call for another vote on Brexit.

Duke has agreed to pay $112.5 million to settle a lawsuit regarding its handling of data falsified by biologist Erin Potts-Kant. 

In PLOS this week: genetic factors influencing inorganic arsenic metabolism and toxicity, a germline variant in the cell adhesion molecule-coding gene DSCAM, and more.