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A peer reviewer's suggestion that a manuscript could be improved by the inclusion of a male author has drawn shock and outrage.

According to Retraction Watch, Fiona Ingleby, a postdoc at the University of Sussex, and her colleague Megan Head at the Australian National University submitted a manuscript that examined gender differences in the transition from graduate school to being a postdoc.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.